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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.

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Environment Massachusetts Endorses Elizabeth Warren for U.S. Senate, Ed Markey for Congress and Barack Obama for President

Environment Massachusetts announced its endorsements for the 2012 election season, shining a spotlight on key pro-environment candidates for Congress and the White House.

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Environment Massachusetts Advocate Ben Wright’s statement on the Markey-Welch renewable energy amendment

On the brink of yet another Republican-led assualt on our health, Congressman Markey introduces renewable energy amendment.

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Environment Massachusetts Documents the Dollars Drained by Dirty Drilling

Firing a new salvo in the ongoing debate over the gas drilling practice known as fracking, Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center today released The Costs of Fracking, a report documenting a wide range of impacts imposed by dirty drilling.  Fracking entails the pumping of millions of gallons of water, sand, and chemicals into underground shale to crack the rock and release the gas. As documented in this report, fracking creates millions of dollars in costs, related to everything from toxic cleanup, to health costs, to infrastructure damage.

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New Report: A Turning Point for Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy

Boston, MA (September 13, 2012) – Massachusetts can create jobs while powering our homes and businesses with local, clean energy, but only if our elected officials and regulators take the right steps now, according to a new report released today by the National Wildlife Federation and local partners Environment Massachusetts, Conservation Law Foundation, Environmental League of Massachusetts, and Sierra Club. The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy, potential obstacles to progress, and a prosperous path forward.