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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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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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Progress on energy storage can expedite the shift to clean energy

Energy storage is poised to play a growing role in transitioning the electric grid to 100 percent clean, renewable energy, according to a new white paper released today by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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News Release | Environment America

Federal regulators reject Rick Perry proposal to bail out coal and nuclear plants

Federal regulators have rejected a proposal from Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize unnecessary and aging coal and nuclear power plants at the expense of cleaner, more affordable energy options. The proposed rule was a not-so-thinly veiled effort to prop up dying fossil fuels and undermine modern, clean, renewable energy.

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Offshore drilling proposal could threaten Massachusetts’ coasts and marine wildlife

Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could expand to more federal waters, including an area off the coast of Massachusetts, under a draft plan released by the Trump administration today.

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