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News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Northeast states finalize new power plant rules to reduce global warming pollution

Nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, including Massachusetts, finalized new rules today to cut power plant pollution by at least two-thirds below 2005 levels by 2030. The action makes the best regional clean air and climate protection program in the country — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) — even better.

News Release | Environment America

Trump administration announces steps to replace EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Today, the Trump administration took its first step toward rolling back the EPA’s Clean Power Plan by announcing a move to replace this critical program that cuts power plant pollution. Environment America released the following statement in response:

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Boston University Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity

Massachusetts’ largest university took a big step towards leading the country on climate action by committing to purchase 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind by end of 2018.

News Release | Environment America

Health, Business, and Community Voices Urge EPA to Keep Clean Water Rule

Today more than 600 leaders from 43 states – including doctors and nurses, business owners, state and local officials, and watershed activists - urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the Clean Water Rule.  Environment America Research & Policy Center submitted their comments in response to EPA’s proposal to dismantle the Rule, which restored federal protections to drinking water sources for 117 million Americans.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center and MASSPIRG Education Fund

Central Mass. should move to 100% renewable energy, local leaders say

Local leaders gathered today to discuss how Central Massachusetts can move to 100 percent renewable energy from sources like solar and wind.

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