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Thirty-Two Massachusetts State Legislators Applauded For Calling on President Obama to Prioritize Action on Global Warming

Boston, MA – Today, the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) delivered to President Obama a letter signed by 302 state legislators from 40 states, including 32 legislators from Massachusetts alone, urging him to prioritize tackling global warming in his second term. The move was applauded by Environment Massachusetts and other environmental advocates across the country. (View the Letter)

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President Obama Should Tackle Global Warming in Second Term

Boston – As President Obama prepares to deliver his inaugural address on Monday, Federal Field Associate of Environment Massachusetts, Alison Giest, made the following statement: 

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President Recommits to Tackling Global Warming in Inaugural Address

Boston  – Minutes ago, President Obama concluded his second inaugural address. Federal Field Organizer of Environment Massachusetts, Alison Giest, made the following statement in response: 

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Fracking on Film

As the new Matt Damon movie, Promised Land, opened in theaters today, Environment Massachusetts sounded the alarm about the prospect of fracking coming to the Bay State. Real life experience, in states like Pennsylvania, suggests that drilling would take a severe toll on the Western Massachusetts environment and the health of its people.

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President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

Boston– Yesterday President Obama signed into law a bill that extends key tax credits for wind power and averts the ‘fiscal cliff.’ The main federal incentives for wind power – the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the offshore wind Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – expired on December 31, 2012, but the new law ensures credits will now be available for wind power projects that start construction over the next year, allowing for continued growth of Massachusetts and American wind power. Environment Massachusetts staff and supporters played a key role in building support for wind energy as the 'fiscal cliff' approached.