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News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Masachusetts towns show their support for solar power

Thirteen cities and towns in Massachusetts have passed a resolution in support of a bill that would expand the use of solar energy in the Commonwealth.  Greenfield, North Adams, Otis, Egremont, Williamstown, Cummington, Ashfield, Charlemont, Conway, Heath, Monterey, Great Barrington, and Salem have all signed onto a coalition letter in support of the bill.

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We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

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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.

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Report | The Solar Foundation

National Solar Jobs Census 2011

This year's findings in The National Solar Jobs Census clearly illustrate that the solar industry is a strong and growing cluster that is responsible for thousands of jobs across every state in the nation. The unprecedented growth of the industry is providing much needed job creation despite an historic economic and workforce downturn. The optimism of solar employers in the midst of these conditions suggests that job growth will continue for years to come.

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Report | The Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change and Your Health

Millions of Americans suffer from the harmful effects of ground-level ozone pollution, which exacerbates lung diseases such as asthma and can cause breathing difficulties even in healthy individuals. The result is more time spent in hospital emergency rooms, as well as additional sick days and even premature deaths. These health impacts not only involve suffering; they are also costly, constituting a significant drag on the U.S. economy.

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