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We're helping Massachusetts go solar.

Our state’s most successful solar program just keeps getting bigger — and you helped make it happen. Since we first helped win the program in 2007, we’ve seen a 100-fold increase in solar power in Massachusetts. And after we talked to 85,000 Bay Staters, and more than 17,000 people signed petitions and emailed their representatives at the State House, your support helped us win a significant expansion of the program and set a new goal for solar in our state — more than six times the current installed capacity by 2020.

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We're keeping fracking out of the Bay State.

We’ve seen fracking affect the health and environment of communities in other states. That’s why we want to keep it from threatening Massachusetts—especially the Connecticut River watershed and the family farms and small towns of the Pioneer Valley, where there could be shale gas deposits. In 2013, a key legislative committee approved a bill that would declare a 10-year moratorium on fracking, after we delivered petitions signed by more than 11,000 Bay Staters.

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We're protecting the Cape.

The Cape Cod National Seashore protects 40 miles of the Cape’s most scenic beaches as well as our coastal wildlife. Yet reckless members of Congress have slashed funding for the National Seashore and even shut it down last fall. In 2013, we called on our congressional delegation to restore funding for the National Seashore and all our parks. And toward that end, we helped enlist Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren as the cosponsors of a bill to permanently endow the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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You’re building support to save the bees.

Millions of bees are dying off, with alarming consequences for our environment and our food supply. In 2015, we mobilized grassroots support for protecting these vital pollinators. Thanks to your support, our national team and a coalition of beekeepers, farmers and others delivered more than 4 million petitions calling on the Obama administration to declare a ban on neonicotinoids, a class of bee-killing pesticides.

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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.

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