News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure bill will mean cleaner air, water and energy for U.S.

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to build a bridge to a brighter future by passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on Friday. This major bipartisan package will improve our transportation and power infrastructure and ensure clean water and broadband access across the United States over the coming decades.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Secretary Haaland outlines bold plan for offshore wind leasing

In an effort to meet the Biden administration’s goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced a plan Wednesday for new offshore wind leasing. Under the plan, the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) could hold as many as seven new lease sales in the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts by 2025. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

New report: Massachusetts communities experienced up to 50 days of polluted air in 2020

Boston-area residents suffered through 19 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and MASSPIRG Education Fund. Greenfield and Worcester area residents fared even worse, with 50 days and 46 days of elevated air pollution, respectively.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Biden protects New England’s ocean legacy by restoring safeguards for Northeast Canyons and Seamounts

President Joe Biden is expected to restore protections today for three national monuments, including the U.S. Atlantic’s only marine monument, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislature considers emissions cuts in large buildings

Large residential and commercial buildings would become more energy-efficient over time, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful pollutants, under a bill discussed at a committee hearing today.