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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Leading the Nation in Efficiency: Maynard Becomes the 100th Town to Adopt Massachusetts’ “Stretch Code”

In an important step for energy efficiency, the Department of Energy Resources announced yesterday that more than 100 cities and towns in Massachusettshave adopted the “stretch code,” an optional set of energy efficiency standards for homes and businesses that is up to 20% more efficient than the base requirements. Manyard and Shirley this week became the 100th and 101st towns, respectively, to adopt this progressive code.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Organizations say Scott Brown's votes"endanger public health"

A broad coalition of national, regional and Massachusetts advocacy groups is taking Senator Scott Brown to task for backing legislation that would "severely endanger public health." On April 6th, Brown voted in support of a proposal that would have blocked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from reducing carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases.

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News Release | Union of Concerned Scientists

Report: Worsening ozone pollution in a warming world could bring increase in respiratory illnesses, health costs to Massachusetts

Unchecked global warming could threaten public health and increase health costs in Massachusetts by exacerbating ground-level ozone—the primary component of “smog”—according to a peer-reviewed report written by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and released today by UCS and Environment Massachusetts. 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Northeast Emissions Plan Helps Massachusetts Shift to Clean Energy and Avoid Fossil Fuel Pollution

RGGI is helping Massachusetts meet our energy challenges by providing needed investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy—cutting pollution, curbing dependence on fossil fuels, and fostering pioneering clean energy approaches that can be adopted by other states, according to a report released today by Environment Massachusetts.   According to the report, A Program that Works: How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is Helping the Northeast Shift to Clean Energy and Reduce Pollution from Fossil Fuels; the program has led to more than $27.7 million in clean energy investments leading to more than $94.6 million in energy savings and contributing $163.2 million in growth in economic activity in Massachusetts.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

President Obama and EPA protect public health, announce landmark mercury standard for power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new public health standards to protect everyone from emissions of mercury and other toxics from the nation’s dirtiest power plants.  

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