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VICTORY: ATLANTIC COAST PROTECTED FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING

The Atlantic Coast won a major victory when the Obama administration abandoned its plans to open the southern Atlantic to offshore oil and gas drilling for the first time in decades. Leading up to the announcement, Environment America and colleagues presented Obama officials with letters signed by more than 1,000 East Coast businesses opposed to the drilling proposal.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Shining Cities 2017

Solar power grew at a record-breaking pace in 2016. The United States now has 42 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy capacity, enough to power 8.3 million homes and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 52.3 million metric tons annually.1 Hundreds of thousands of Americans, especially in our cities, have invested in their own solar panels or solar projects in their communities and millions more are ready to join them.

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Boston among region’s solar leaders, but more to be done

As Massachusetts continues to debate policies critical to the growth of solar power, a new report released today shows that Boston ranks in the middle of the pack for total installed solar capacity.

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Tour and new report highlights benefits of reducing power plant pollution

Climate protection advocates, academics, and health care and business leaders toured energy renovations at the Boston Public Library and the Boston Medical Center as Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center released a new report showing that Governor Baker could double the benefits of reducing power plant pollution.

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Environment Massachusetts Calls Trump Climate Order Reckless Folly

Today, President Trump signed an executive order rolling back climate progress. The executive order instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rewrite the Clean Power Plan, the single largest step the U.S. has taken to limit climate change.

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