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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.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Bill for 100% renewable energy approved by Senate committee

Legislation that would commit Massachusetts to a future powered by 100 percent renewable energy has cleared a key hurdle, senators announced yesterday.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Solar advocates ask legislators to advance policy before deadline

Advocates delivered a letter today signed by 57 environmental and civic organizations and solar businesses asking the Legislature's energy committee to approve legislation to expand solar energy prior to a key deadline.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Students call on colleges, universities to switch to 100% renewable energy

With Boston University on track to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by the end of 2018, students, faculty, and environmental advocates announced a statewide campaign today calling on other colleges and universities to make similar commitments.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Jersey announces largest offshore wind commitment in the nation

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a commitment to obtain 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030 in a press conference today, exceeding targets set by Massachusetts and New York.

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A 21st century State of the Union should present a vision for a clean energy future | Ross Sherman

According to the White House, President Trump’s State of the Union address will discuss the challenges of the coming year in an optimistic, forward-looking and bipartisan manner. We support that notion wholeheartedly, but we’re also mindful of his past rhetoric.

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