News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands Visitor Numbers Soar, Still Lack Proper Funding

 As the visiting season for the Boston Harbor Islands comes to a close this week, park officials are touting the big crowds while worrying about what the next year may have in store. Despite the high turnout, budget cuts are leaving parks like the Boston Harbor Islands with shovel-ready projects still waiting for funding. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts Calls Permanent Ban on Logging around State Drinking Water Sources

Environment Massachusetts released a new whitepaper today calling on the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to permanently halt all clear-cutting on state owned land in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts Urges Governor Patrick to Protect the Quabbin

Belchertown, MA – Environment Massachusetts, a statewide, citizen supported advocacy organization released a new whitepaper today calling on the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to permanently halt all clear-cutting on state owned land in the Quabbin Reservoir watershed.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Environment Massachusetts Warns That Buzzards Bay Is At Risk of Increased Pollution

[Boston, MA]— Streams and wetlands in Massachusetts are at risk of increased pollution, according to a report released today by Environment Massachusetts, Courting Disaster: How the Supreme Court Has Broken the Clean Water Act and Why Congress Must Fix It. One case study highlighted in this report is a wetland area around Buzzards Bay that is at risk of loosing Clean Water Act protections. The report also provides 30 case studies demonstrating how the federal Clean Water Act is broken and calling on Representative Capuano to fix it.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Alewife Reservation Leading the Way in Clean Water: Federal Legislation Would Extend Protections to All Wetlands

Cambridge, MA - In 1972, the Clean Water Act was passed in a historic promise to make all of our lakes and rivers safe for fishing and swimming by 1985. Today, 38 years later, our waters still lack the protections they need: nearly half the waters in the U.S. are considered too polluted to be safe.

A bill in Congress would strengthen the Clean Water Act to make good on its promise. “We need clean water now, and we need the federal government to act to protect our health and our environment” said Eleanor Fort, Preservation Associate for Environment Massachusetts.

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