News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

Drinking Water for Bay Staters at Risk from Nuclear Power Plants

MASSPIRG Education Fund and the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center representatives  will be joined by local advocates and public health experts near the Pilgrim nuclear power plant  to release a new report which includes data on how the plant is a threat to the drinking water for the Commonwealth.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

President Obama Expected to Stand Up to Big Oil on Keystone XL Pipeline

President Obama and the State Department today will reject an effort to force administration approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. 

News Release | Environment America

One Million Acres around the Grand Canyon Protected from Toxic Mining

 Today Interior Secretary Ken Salazar protected the Grand Canyon from toxic mining. After more than 2 years of environmental analysis and receiving nearly 300,000 public comments from the American people, environmental and conservation groups, the outdoor recreation industry, mayors and tribal leaders, Secretary Salazar withdrew more than 1 million acres of land around the canyon from new mining claims for the next twenty years.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

President Obama and EPA protect public health, announce landmark mercury standard for power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new public health standards to protect everyone from emissions of mercury and other toxics from the nation’s dirtiest power plants.  

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New Report Shows Walden Pond Contaminated by Toxic Mercury Pollution

124 waterways in Massachusetts have advisories for mercury pollution, according to the latest government data outlined in a new report from Environment Massachusetts.   These advisories instruct citizens to limit their consumption of certain fish in Massachusetts’ waterways due to mercury contamination. Among the waterways under advisory is Walden Pond, considered by many to be the birthplace of the conservation movement.