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July 1st Roundup: Local businesses urge 2020 climate action, pro-fossil fuel coalition disagrees

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Shadowy fossil fuel funded coalition sends letter to House leadership discouraging climate action (Tim Cronin, Martha Merrow): Last week an organization called the Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy sent a letter to Speaker Deleo and...

June 24th Roundup: House leaders convene panel to review green energy priorities

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - House leaders convene panel to review green energy priorities (Tim Cronin): According to reporting from the State House News Service, a new legislative task force tapped by House Democrats will “explore ways to support...

June 17th Roundup: MA environmental officials violated Clean Water Act

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - State Auditor: Mass. environmental officials violated Clean Water Act: A report from State Auditor Suzanne Bump outlines how the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) failed to publicly release water quality testing data since...

June 12th Roundup: Healey challenges DPU on fossil fuels

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS -  Attorney General asks DPU to lead on clean energy transition, investigate natural gas (Tim Cronin): Citing the state’s legally binding goal to reduce emissions by 2050, Attorney General Maura Healey filed an...

June 4th Roundup: Surprise! Compressor Permit Vacated

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] INTRODUCING MARTHA I'm excited to introduce Martha Merrow, the first co-author of the Climate XChange Massachusetts Roundup! Currently working as CXC's Communications Fellow, Martha will assist in increasing our weekly content offering and expanding the reach of the...

May 28th Roundup: New Statewide Gas Leaks Map

[ 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...

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...

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...

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...