News Release | Environment America

In addressing the coronavirus, Congress must not exacerbate the climate crisis

Congress is rushing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bail out industries affected by the measures being taken to stem the spread and severity of the coronavirus. But in putting out one fire, our leaders must not pour gasoline on another -- namely, global warming. Taxpayer dollars should not be spent bailing out industries that are accelerating climate change. Any bailout funding must require industries to reduce their carbon emissions and other pollution.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston City Council supports 100% renewable energy for Massachusetts

The Boston City Council passed a resolution today endorsing a statewide commitment to 100% renewable sources of energy for electricity, heating, and transportation.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Health professionals deliver letter for 100% renewable energy

Doctors and medical students gathered at the State House today to meet with the offices of House leadership and their staff, and deliver a letter in support of the 100% Renewable Energy Act filed by Representative Marjorie Decker and Representative Sean Garballey.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Mass. Senate approves efficiency standards for appliances

Household and commercial appliances would use less energy and water, saving money for consumers and reducing impacts on the environment, under a bill passed today by the Massachusetts Senate.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Baker's climate goal not much of a step forward

In his State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker announced a goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Ben Hellerstein, State Director for Environment Massachusetts, said, "While Governor Baker is touting his climate goal as a big step forward, it may represent little to no progress over the state's existing commitments."