Environment Massachusetts Latest Blog Posts

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Alex Ferraro
Creative Associate

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

And why a mere "roadmap" misses the mark.

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Ben Hellerstein
State Director

“Net zero emissions” target described as “inadequate”

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Michaela Morris
Associate, Protect Our Oceans, Environment America

Check out the following list of some of our favorite ocean livestreams. These livestreams dive deep into the big blue sea, exploring everything from jellies to coral reefs. 

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

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Ben Hellerstein
State Director
Emma Searson
Director, 100% Renewable Campaign

Though the public health crisis brought on by COVID-19 has required the full attention of many of our state and national leaders for the past several months, the environmental crises we face persist. 

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Ben Hellerstein
State Director

As the end of the 2019-2020 session approaches, the Legislature's energy committee is giving serious consideration to a bill that would power Massachusetts with 100% renewable energy.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Greener Together writing contest! We are pleased to announce the winners.