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.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Introduction of Roadless Area Conservation Act is a key step to safeguarding America’s wild spaces

 Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington and Reps. Ruben Gallego of Arizona and Diana DeGette of Colorado introduced the Roadless Area Conservation Act of 2021 Tuesday with 15 Senate cosponsors and 60 House co-sponsors. This new act would reinforce the 2001 Roadless Rule, which was enacted as a federal regulation by the Clinton administration 20 years ago today.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts and MASSPIRG

Statement: Massachusetts makes important commitment to have all new cars sold in state produce zero emissions by 2035

Following California’s lead, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker plans to phase out the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: Legislature steps forward on climate; now it's time to sprint

Today, in the waning hours of the 2019-2020 legislative session, House and Senate leaders unveiled a compromise climate bill.