Report | Environment Massachusetts

Less Shelter from the Storm

With recent massive hurricanes pummeling our coasts, we need to do more to protect our communities. We need to make them less susceptible to flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites, and, of course, we need to prevent even more intense global warming fueled extreme weather in the future. Unfortunately, as detailed below, pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities. Rather than protecting our most vulnerable communities, budget proposals on the table in Washington, D.C. right now would threaten coastal resiliency, remove protections for flood-absorbing wetlands, neglect funding for stormwater and sewage treatment, and expose more Americans to toxic chemicals.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Less Shelter from the Storm

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment Massachusetts warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm- related impacts.  The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment Massachusetts also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

America's national monuments should remain intact

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced today that he would recommend reducing the size of some national monuments.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Senator Markey receives environmental champion award

Today, Environment Massachusetts gave Senator Ed Markey an Environmental Champion Award for his commitment to protecting our environment and public health. The Senator received a 100% on the environmental scorecard for his overwhelming support of clean air, clean water, and open spaces.

Report | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Energy and Environment Report Card

Now more than ever, states need to lead on environmental and energy issues. This assessment evaluates how the Baker administration is performing in managing the state's environmental and energy programs.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Baker administration gets "C" grade for environmental protection

As Earth Day approaches and environmental protection is in the crosshairs at the federal level, seven leading environmental organizations released a report card grading the second year of the Baker administration on its environmental policies and leadership. The administration received the mediocre grade of "C."