News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Our nation can and must go 100% renewable

Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) introduced a Congressional resolution yesterday calling on the federal government to create a Green New Deal. Environment Massachusetts State Director Ben Hellerstein issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

New report highlights how toxic “accidents waiting to happen” threaten U.S. waterways

Facilities storing billions of gallons of toxic waste threaten America’s rivers and millions of people who live near them, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, MASSPIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Majority of legislators back transition to 100% renewable energy by 2045

A majority of state legislators have endorsed bills to transition Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.

News Release | Environment America

Fast food and football: who scores, who fumbles?

With Super Bowl LIII coming up Sunday, Americans have foods such as hamburgers and pizza on their minds -- and many corporations (such as Budweiser) are touting their socially-responsible deeds in commercials.

But many corporate deeds go under the radar. In late January, two companies closely identified with football made big plays. One scored. One fumbled.

News Release | Environment America

Reports: EPA fails to make drinking water safe from toxic PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not establish federal limits in drinking water for two prevalent toxic chemicals. The agency’s forthcoming management plan for combatting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) lacks safeguards on PFOA and PFOS, two of the best-understood toxic PFAS chemicals. These chemicals have contaminated drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina. In refusing to set limits for PFAS, EPA is abdicating its core mission to protect human health.

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