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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: With Gov. Baker’s signature on climate bill, Massachusetts heeds call for action

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a climate bill into law Thursday that will reduce energy waste and help transition Massachusetts’ buildings and transportation system from fossil fuels to clean energy.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Statement: With Gov. Baker’s signature on climate bill, Massachusetts heeds call for action

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a climate bill into law Thursday that will reduce energy waste and help transition Massachusetts’ buildings and transportation system from fossil fuels to clean energy.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Report highlights innovative clean energy programs in Massachusetts’ cities and towns

Massachusetts’ cities and towns are taking action to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and transition to clean energy, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

News Release | Environment America

Logging mature and old trees threatens U.S. climate goals

 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S. Forest Service’s direction on climate policy. The memo, "Climate Resilience and Carbon Stewardship of America's National Forests and Grasslands," follows a recent White House executive order highlighting the importance of conserving mature and old-growth forests on federal lands as a climate solution. The memo, which lays out “actions to restore forests, improve resilience, and address the climate crisis”, falls short in meeting the ambition outlined in President Joe Biden’s order on old forests and trees. Secretary Vilsack acknowledges the role that older trees play in absorbing and storing carbon and supporting biodiversity. But he fails to outline a plan for his agency to protect mature and old-growth forests and trees from commercial logging. 

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: White House invokes Defense Production Act for clean energy

President Joe Biden authorized use of the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Monday to speed up the domestic production of key clean energy technologies for use in buildings.

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