Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions
Finding global warming solutions. Extreme weather events lead to loss of life and billions of dollars in economic damage. What’s more, scientists predict that global warming could increase the frequency of such events in the future. Our report, “Global Warming and Extreme Weather,” shined a light on what could become “the new normal” if we fail to avert the worst effects of global warming.
Educating the public and making our voices heard
Reducing dangerous mercury pollution. Our air and water will be safer and cleaner after Environment Massachusetts persuaded the Environmental Protection Agency to commit to reducing mercury pollution from power plants 90%.
Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center would like to thank Forest Foundation, Barr Foundation, Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation Inc., John Merck Fund, Paul and Edith Babson Foundation, The Cricket Foundation and Sharpe Family Foundation for supporting our work in Fiscal Year 2017.
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Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center gratefully accepts bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect Massachusetts' air, water and open space for future generations.