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CXC Policy Roundup, Massachusetts, News

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - 18 state groups ask House leadership to advance Meschino Roadmap bill: A coalition of eighteen climate and environmental organizations, including 350 Massachusetts, ELM, the Trustees of Reservations, and the Climate Action...

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Biden vs. Trump: Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Climate Issues

Acting to prevent the worst-case scenarios from the climate crisis has emerged as a core issue for voters in the United States, with studies citing support for climate policies as a key issue among Trump swing voters (i.e. people that...

Quinault Nation Looks to Carbon Pricing to Preserve Cultural Ties and Adapt to Climate Impacts

Like many Indigenous people around the world, the people of the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) have always been intrinsically connected to the natural environment. Stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Olympic Mountains, the reservation depends upon natural resources as...

May 21st Roundup: Climate Bills Face June 4th Deadline

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Lawmakers face June climate bill deadline: Legislators on the Joint Energy Committee (aka. TUE) are facing a deadline of June 4th, 2020 to report on climate legislation for this session. A number of...

“The most important thing an individual can do, is be a little less of an individual”

A Conversation with Bill McKibben If you care about the climate crisis, or generally have been paying attention to the climate movement over the span of the past few decades, it is likely that you are more than familiar with Bill...

COVID19, Justice
“Lo más importante que puede hacer un individuo es ser menos individualista”

Una conversación con Bill McKibben A medida que descubrimos más y más paralelos entre el COVID-19 y la crisis climática, tenemos una necesidad crítica de entender los sistemas que han perpetuado inequidades sociales y económicas que han exacerbado el sufrimiento causado...

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Webinar Recap: The Role of Agriculture and Carbon Capture as Natural Climate Solutions

As we get closer to 2030, the year that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has given us to reduce our emissions by 50% before we face catastrophic climate effects, it becomes more essential to find creative solutions to reduce...

CXC Policy Roundup, Massachusetts, News
May 14th Roundup: Consumer Confidence in Solar Up

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - AG Healey draws focus on intersecting impacts of COVID-19, environment, & race: This week, Attorney General Maura Healey released a report on the environmental factors that compound the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts in...

Justice, Massachusetts

Communities of color are bearing the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. It’s something we’ve known for a while now, and something we should have predicted, but a report released on Tuesday by the Office of Massachusetts...

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Cap-and-Trade in California: Health and Climate Benefits Greatly Outweigh Costs

We compare the costs of greenhouse gas reduction programs to the value of reducing the worldwide dangers of climate change and of improving health outcomes to determine whether the programs are a cost-effective means for spending large amounts of state...

A Global Pandemic & A Climate Crisis: Eerily Similar Impacts with Starkly Different Responses

In a matter of weeks, the world — and our lives — have transformed in response to a public health crisis. Throughout China, Italy, Japan, and South Korea, workers have been on lockdown for weeks. Now, companies across the U.S....

Communicating the climate crisis

Communicating the climate crisis is a critical part of moving policy solutions forward and gaining the collective buy-in necessary for creating a future that is not dependent on the heat trapping gases that have resulted in this crisis. However, this...

Climate XChange releases guide to carbon pricing policy

Climate XChange recently released Recommendations for State-Level Carbon Pollution Pricing, a comprehensive guide to designing legislation or executive branch action to implement either carbon pollution fees or cap-and-trade policies. The guide is accompanied by a Sample Carbon Fee/Tax Legislation and...

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Disproportionately Impacted by the Climate Crisis, Indigenous Nations Lead on Lasting Solutions

In the 1990s, an Indigenous tribal leader noticed something peculiar happening in the Alaskan woods: cedar trees, sacred to Native communities across the state, were dying in unprecedented quantities. Cedar, which has both a material and spiritual purpose for many...

Florida Passes its First Bill Addressing Climate Change

For the past three years, Senator Jose Javier Rodríguez has arrived to work every day in Tallahassee wearing rain boots with the words #ActOnClimateFL clearly visible on the side. In the Sunshine State, climate change-caused sea level rise, coastal erosion,...

May 7th Roundup: Sunrise Boston Pushes Roll Call Vote on Renewables

Not a subscriber? Sign up here   BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Youth climate organizations meet threshold for renewable energy motion: Today (5/6), Sunrise Boston announced that eighteen House members had agreed to support their ‘Which Side Are You On’ pledge. These lawmakers promise...

Massachusetts Sets Target of 85% Cut in Emissions by 2050

Earlier this year, Governor Baker announced a new state mandate of “net zero emissions by 2050” during his annual State of the Commonwealth address. Since then his administration, led by Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Katie Theoharides, has been...

Climate Policy Conversation Begins in Georgia

In the past few years, federal inaction on climate change has galvanized grassroots organizations to work toward sensible environmental policy in states that have historically lagged behind.  Georgia is a state with the potential to enact legislation to mitigate the effects...

April 29th Roundup: Bostonians Consider Car-Free Streets

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] WEEKLY WEBINAR ROUNDUP - Is your organization hosting a remote training, webinar, or discussion? Does it touch on climate, energy, or the environment in Massachusetts? If yes, email me at Tim.Cronin@cabaus.org, and we'll include it in our new...

April 24th Roundup: “silly math” on Earth Day

Not a subscriber? Sign up here. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker administration announces boost in emissions targets...

New Jersey’s Plan for Investing RGGI Funds Intends to Put Equity at the Forefront

On March 11th, New Jersey participated in their first Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction after formally rejoining the Northeast cap-and-invest program last year. This auction generated more than $20 million in funding for the state, and last Friday, New...

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