News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Mayors call for Massachusetts to go 100% renewable

Mayors from cities across Massachusetts announced the launch of a new coalition supporting a statewide transition to 100% clean and renewable sources of energy.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

"Reduce" comes before "recycle"

A coalition of environmental, consumer, and public interest organizations gathered with two state senators -- Senator Jamie Eldridge and Senator Michael Barrett -- in front of the State House this morning with a plastic bag "monster" to present an important message: we must reduce our waste.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Dual EPA rollbacks weaken clean water protections against toxic coal waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two proposals today to roll back clean water protections against waste from coal-fired power plants. The first proposal would overhaul wastewater rules, drastically weakening safeguards that prevent utilities from discharging toxic pollutants like arsenic, lead and mercury into America’s waterways. The second proposal would significantly extend closure dates for coal ash disposal sites, allowing utilities to continue storing toxic coal debris in ponds that can leak or overflow, for decades.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Bipartisan water infrastructure bill invests to prevent sewage overflows and runoff pollution

Congress advanced major bipartisan legislation today to improve America’s clean water infrastructure. The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved H.R.1497, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2019, which would invest more than $16 billion in clean water infrastructure over the next five years.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Business and environmental leaders say a rapid transition to renewable energy is feasible and necessary

Massachusetts can move quickly toward a future powered entirely by renewable energy, using technologies that are increasingly cost-competitive compared to fossil fuels, according to leaders from businesses and environmental organizations who spoke at a State House briefing today.

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