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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.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 4 Million Bay Staters

The drinking water for 4.8 million people in Massachusetts could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at nuclear power plants in the region, says a new report released today by the MASSPIRG Education Fund and Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Drinking Water for Bay Staters at Risk from Nuclear Power Plants

MASSPIRG Education Fund and the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center representatives  will be joined by local advocates and public health experts near the Pilgrim nuclear power plant  to release a new report which includes data on how the plant is a threat to the drinking water for the Commonwealth.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Masachusetts towns show their support for solar power

Thirteen cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed a resolution in support of a bill that would expand the use of solar energy in the Commonwealth.  Greenfield, North Adams, Otis, Egremont, Williamstown, Cummington, Ashfield, Charlemont, Conway, Heath, Monterey, Great Barrington, and Salem have all signed onto a coalition letter in support of the bill.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

President Obama Expected to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

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News Release | Environment America

One Million Acres around the Grand Canyon Protected from Toxic Mining

 Today Interior Secretary Ken Salazar protected the Grand Canyon from toxic mining. After more than 2 years of environmental analysis and receiving nearly 300,000 public comments from the American people, environmental and conservation groups, the outdoor recreation industry, mayors and tribal leaders, Secretary Salazar withdrew more than 1 million acres of land around the canyon from new mining claims for the next twenty years.

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