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.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Landmark Clean Water Announcement

Environment Massachusetts hailed the Obama administration for releasing a proposed guidance that, if adopted, would restore Clean Water Act protections to vital streams across Massachusetts and protect Bay Staters drinking water.  In response to the announcement, Environment  Massachusetts is launching a major initiative to build support for clean water protections.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Landmark Clean Water Announcement

Boston – Environment Massachusetts hailed the Obama administration for releasing a proposed guidance that, if adopted, would restore Clean Water Act protections to vital streams across Massachusetts and protect Bay Staters drinking water.  In response to the announcement, Environment  Massachusetts is launching a major initiative to build support for clean water protections.

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.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislators, Groups Gather to Highlight Need for Improved Nuclear Safety and Commitment to Safer, Cheaper Energy Sources

In the wake of the on-going disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan, concerned citizens and legislators gathered today in Boston to highlight the need for immediate health and safety upgrades at New England’s aging nuclear reactors. The groups urged that no new reactors be constructed, and no existing reactors relicensed, as the lessons learned from the Fukushima tragedy in Japan are still being assessed.  The groups also urged the Commonwealth to reaffirm its commitment to cheaper and safer forms of energy.  Immediately following the event, a joint legislative hearing was held featuring testimony from a number of officials, community groups representing families who live in the shadow of the reactors and the reactor owners.

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