News Release | Environment America

Reports: EPA fails to make drinking water safe from toxic PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not establish federal limits in drinking water for two prevalent toxic chemicals. The agency’s forthcoming management plan for combatting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) lacks safeguards on PFOA and PFOS, two of the best-understood toxic PFAS chemicals. These chemicals have contaminated drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina. In refusing to set limits for PFAS, EPA is abdicating its core mission to protect human health.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Legislation would transition Massachusetts to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045

Renewable energy, from sources like solar and wind power, would meet 100 percent of Massachusetts’ needs for electricity, heating, and transportation by 2045 under legislation unveiled at the State House today.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Baker earns top marks for helping schools “get the lead out” of drinking water

Last night, Governor Baker released his budget for FY 2020, which includes $30 million to help districts across Massachusetts tackle the pervasive health threat of lead in schools’ drinking water, a key recommendation from public health organizations and advocates. 

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Comments in support of Vineyard Wind

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted comments today in support of the proposed Vineyard Wind offshore wind project.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Putting solar panels on new homes could double Mass. solar capacity

If builders start putting solar panels on all new homes, Massachusetts could double its solar energy capacity by 2045, according to a new report released today.