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 America

546 Leaders Call for Stronger Northeast Climate Pact

546 organizations, academics, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers and community leaders from the Northeast, including over 125 from Massachusetts, called on Governor Baker and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional cap-and-trade program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). 

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

It's time to get the lead out of school drinking water

Citing growing evidence of pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, a coalition of lawmakers, public health, community, and environmental leaders today launched a new Get the Lead Out campaign.

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Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center and MASSPIRG Education Fund

Get the Lead Out

Over the past two years, the tragedy of Flint, Michigan has stunned the nation.  We watched the drinking water of an entire city become contaminated with lead.  And now we know this toxic threat extends well beyond Flint to communities across the country. The health threat of lead in schools’ water deserves immediate attention from state and local policymakers.

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Blog Post

Massachusetts can blaze the trail to 100 percent renewable energy | Rob Sargent

Clean energy supporters joined colleagues at Environment Massachusetts to unveil a bill that has more than a quarter of the state legislature signed on as co-sponsors.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environmental groups to sue Casella Waste Systems over pollution from Southbridge, Mass., landfill

Toxics Action Center and Environment Massachusetts announced today that they have sent a formal notice of intent to sue Casella Waste Systems, Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, and the Town of Southbridge over the contamination of drinking water and a nearby stream and wetlands by the Southbridge Landfill.

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