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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Pathogens pose risk at 264 Massachusetts beaches

With Bay Staters returning to local beaches this summer, a new report warns that more work is needed to ensure that all waters are safe for swimming.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: Momentum continues for offshore wind as East Coast’s Vineyard Wind South project gets federal review

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Monday that it will begin an environmental review of a potential offshore wind project off the coasts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting

AUSTIN, Texas --  Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.

News Release | Environment America

Report: Pricing carbon key to taking on climate change

BOSTON -- Last month, President Joe Biden released a massive infrastructure spending plan designed to build a cleaner and healthier America. This week, on Earth Day, the president is hosting world leaders for a global climate summit, and is discussing ways in which the U.S. will meet its goals under the Paris climate accords. According to a new report, putting a price on carbon can be key to the success of both. In Carbon Pricing 101: Strategies for putting a price on global warming pollution, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group recommend that the federal government and U.S. states pursue carbon pricing programs, along with other policies, to cut pollution, as the best way to achieve the emissions reductions necessary to stave off the worst of global warming.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Comments on the draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center submitted comments today on the Baker administration's draft Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030.

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