News Release | Environment Massachusetts

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.

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New Report Documents Environmental Benefits of Wind Power to Massachusetts

Hyannis – As Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath prompt a call for action to tackle global warming and the rise in extreme weather, Environment Massachusetts released a new report today showing that the commonwealth’s projected power generation from wind energy displaces as much global warming pollution as taking 14,000 cars off the road per year. The Environment Massachusetts report also shows that current wind power already saves 6 million gallons of water per year in the commonwealth.  

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A Wake Up Call

Hurricane Sandy is another wake-up call. This time, let's heed Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder of what a warming planet has in store for us. It's time to take action to reduce carbon pollution, slow global warming, slow the rise of our oceans, and leave our children a safer planet.

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New Online Factsheet Details Recent Extreme Weather in Massachusetts

Amherst, MA—After a summer in which much of Massachusetts was hit by extreme weather, Environment Massachusetts today released a new online factsheet that shows the extent of recent extreme temperatures, wildfires and heavy downpours in Massachusetts. Scientists have linked some of the increased extreme weather in recent years to global warming, and have warned that we can expect even more extreme weather in the future unless we cut emissions of the carbon pollution fueling global warming.