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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

In his State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker announced a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts, said, "While Governor Baker is touting his climate goal as a big step forward, it may represent little to no progress over the state's existing commitments."

News Release | Environment America

The U.S. House approved a bipartisan measure today to protect America’s water and air from toxic “forever chemicals” best known by the acronym PFAS. The PFAS Action Act (H.R. 535) passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 247–159. Environment America has long advocated for stronger protections on PFAS as part of its No Toxics On Tap campaign.

Blog Post

As the Arctic ice recedes, more and more polar bears are being forced to carve out a new life on the land, where they face a new set of dangers — including the potential disruption of their habitat to produce even more of the fossil fuels. 

News Release | Environment America

The U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan measure today compelling the Pentagon to stop using PFAS-containing firefighting foams by 2024. Both chambers of Congress have now approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the President is expected to sign into law before the end of the year. Negotiators notably omitted provisions to address PFAS pollution under Superfund and the Clean Water Act, both of which passed unanimously in the House bill.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Among growing calls for a transition away from fossil fuels, a diverse group of stakeholders gathered at the State House yesterday to discuss how to power Massachusetts with 100% clean, renewable sources of energy.

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Energy Sage

Have you ever thought about going solar at your home or business? Environment Massachusetts has partnered with EnergySage to make finding your local solar options easy. Find out more.