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Environment Massachusetts laments feds’ decision to repeal Clean Car Standards

Today, the Trump administration announced new vehicle emission guidelines which roll back the existing Clean Car Standards. This regressive move will get rid of our nation’s best climate change mitigation program, which is cutting future carbon emissions more effectively than any other current federal policy.

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Trouble in the Air: Boston’s health at risk with 32 dirty air days in 2016

According to a new report by Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, 4.8 million people in the Boston area experienced 32 days of degraded air quality in 2016, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

In Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, a bipartisan approach to solving climate change

A joint climate program created by Massachusetts and eight other states is cutting carbon pollution while providing major funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, according to a recent report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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New Jersey announces largest offshore wind commitment in the nation

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a commitment to obtain 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030 in a press conference today, exceeding targets set by Massachusetts and New York.

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Tax Bill Threatens America’s Environment

Today, the House of Representatives is voting on a tax bill that would open America’s unspoiled Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and maintain billions in tax breaks for fossil fuel producers.

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New scorecard: Massachusetts’ congressional delegation stands up for our environment and our families’ health

Environment Massachusetts released its federal scorecard today, evaluating how the state’s congressional delegation has voted on clean air, clean water and other environmental protections.

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Senator Markey receives environmental champion award

Today, Environment Massachusetts gave Senator Ed Markey an Environmental Champion Award for his commitment to protecting our environment and public health. The Senator received a 100% on the environmental scorecard for his overwhelming support of clean air, clean water, and open spaces.

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With U.S. withdrawing from Paris accord, states must lead

Today, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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Baker administration gets "C" grade for environmental protection

As Earth Day approaches and environmental protection is in the crosshairs at the federal level, seven leading environmental organizations released a report card grading the second year of the Baker administration on its environmental policies and leadership. The administration received the mediocre grade of "C."

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Proposals to strengthen pollution control program fall short

This week, Massachusetts and other northeastern states presented three possible options for strengthening the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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