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Fracking by the Numbers: New Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center Report First to Quantify Threat of Gas Drilling

A new Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center report called “Fracking by the Numbers” measures the damage being done by the controversial drilling practice across the country.

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Legislators Learn of Fracking Damage

At the state legislature’s first-ever hearing on fracking, Environment Massachusetts presented petitions from more than 11,700 residents calling on Beacon Hill to ban the dirty drilling process and spoke in support of H.788, a bill introduced by Representatives Peter Kocot and Denise Provost to ban fracking in the Commonwealth.

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Power plants are nation’s biggest contributors to global warming, putting Massachusetts communities in harm’s way

As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy nears, a new report from Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center sheds light on the largest contributors to global warming pollution: power plants.

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Massachusetts Urged to Strengthen Cap on Climate Altering Carbon Emissions

Environment Massachusetts joined other environmental, public health and business organizations today at a public hearing on proposed improvements to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a regional cap on climate-altering carbon emissions from power plants. 

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Massachusetts Ranks 10th in the Nation in Solar Power

BOSTON, MA –Massachusetts ranks 10th in the nation on solar installed per capita and 7th in total solar capacity through 2012, according to Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report released today by Environment Massachusetts.   Last year, solar capacity in Massachusetts grew by 65%, bringing it to a total of 198 megawatts through the end of 2012.  Massachusetts was profiled as one a dozen states that have led the nation in solar energy with supportive policies and a commitment to continued expansion. In May, the Commonwealth shot past its 2017 goal of 250 megawatts of solar more than three years early; putting it on track to rank even higher next year.