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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Death by a Thousand Cuts

As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Cape Cod National Seashore, Lowell National Historical Park, and other national parks in Massachusetts as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.

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Bay State Lawmakers Move Bill to Stop Fracking

The state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Environment and Natural Resources has now approved a 10-year moratorium on fracking.

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Environmental and Clean Energy Coalition Calls for Bold Action on Offshore Wind Energy

With critical federal tax incentives set to expire on December 31, a coalition of more than 230 organizations, businesses and elected officials from Atlantic Coast states, including Environment Massachusetts, National Wildlife Federation, Conservation Law Foundation, and Mass Audubon, urged the Obama administration to take swift, bold action to facilitate the development of offshore wind projects like Cape Wind.

 

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Massachusetts Takes Action to Reduce Climate-Altering Carbon Pollution

This week, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) finalized improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a pioneering effort to clean up climate-altering carbon pollution from power plants. The new rules will reduce power plant pollution in the region by 15 percent with the decade.

 

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New Report: Massachusetts Poised to Become Wind Energy Leader, Reducing Pollution and Fighting Global Warming

Massachusetts can increase its wind energy production more than tenfold over the next five years, with huge benefits to the state’s environment, according to a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts. The growth in Massachusetts wind energy by 2018 would reduce carbon emissions as much as taking 130,000 cars off the road.

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