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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts, Congressman James McGovern, and State Legislators Take a Tour of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Energy Efficient Residence Hall

Today, Congressman James McGovern, State Representatives James O’Day, Vincent Pedone, and John Mahoney, Environment Massachusetts, Gilbane Building Company, and representatives from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) gathered to tour WPI’s energy efficient and sustainable residence hall, East Hall. East Hall was built in accordance with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards; its construction demonstrates the feasibility as well as the environmental and economic advantages of energy efficient building design.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Massachusetts Ranks 10th in U.S. for Solar Jobs

Environment Massachusetts today released new data showing that Massachusetts has the 10th most solar-related jobs in the country with approximately three times as many solar jobs now as there were at this time last year.

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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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