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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.

Report | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

100% Renewable Energy Agenda

To protect our health, clean up our air, and ensure a safe future for our children, and to lead the way for the rest of the nation and the world, Massachusetts should set out an ambitious plan to achieve 100 percent renewable energy. The winner of this fall’s gubernatorial election should do everything possible to accelerate our transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, including implementing the recommendations in this agenda.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

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Blog Post

Clean energy progress — and more work to do | Ben Hellerstein

Yesterday, just hours before the end of the 2017–2018 session, the House and Senate approved legislation to increase renewable energy in Massachusetts.

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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Clean energy bill a base hit, not a home run

With just hours remaining in the legislative session, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved a compromise clean energy bill today.

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Blog Post

Looking for good news? Check out this map on renewable energy. | Rob Sargent

There are many reasons to be optimistic about a future powered by the sun and wind.

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