News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Let’s make the climate bill a law by Feb. 19

The Massachusetts House and Senate will vote Thursday on a climate bill, legislative leaders announced today.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America and partners file lawsuit to protect clean air

Environment America, along with ten other public interest organizations, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit opposing the Trump administration’s unlawful decision to bypass updating the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5).

News Release | Environment America

Statement: President Biden expected to cancel Keystone XL pipeline permit

President Joe Biden is expected to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office, according to media reports. This order would override President Donald Trump’s attempts to speed up developmentof the pipeline, and it would put an end to construction efforts on the project. If completed, the pipeline would have disrupted sensitive ecosystems. Tar sands are one of the dirtiest polluting sources of oil on the planet. A spill in North Dakota in 2019 spread 400,000-gallons of tar sands oil onto a wetland. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Governor’s veto sets back progress on clean energy

Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a bill today that would have cut energy waste and increased renewable electricity generation in Massachusetts. The bill would have set efficiency standards for appliances, ensured that at least 40 percent of our electricity came from renewable sources by 2030, and provided 2,400 megawatts of additional offshore wind energy.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Sewage disclosure bill an important step toward cleaner rivers and beaches

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill yesterday requiring public notification when sewage is discharged into rivers and coastal waters.

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