Tim Cronin

April 16th Roundup: Baker Revokes Approval for Springfield Biomass Plant

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Baker pulls plug on Springfield biomass power plant” (Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine): "THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION pulled the plug on a controversial biomass power plant in Springfield on Friday amid growing pushback from opponents who...

Understanding the New Massachusetts Climate Law

After a year-long legislative push, a sweeping update to Massachusetts climate policy is now law. In short, the new law sets higher statewide goals to cut emissions, while creating opportunities for the state to better prioritize environmental justice, nudge utilities...

April 2nd Roundup: Senator Barrett Advises Governor Against Undermining Climate Law

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – With climate bill now law, some policymakers shift focus to implementation (Tim Cronin): Last week lawmakers joined Governor Baker as he signed a sweeping climate bill into law. Despite the back and forth over the...

March 26th Roundup: Next Generation Roadmap Bill Becomes Law

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Its (Finally) Law: Next Generation Roadmap legislation signed by Governor (Tim Cronin): This afternoon (3/26) in the state house library, Governor Baker joined legislative leaders to officially sign the Next Generation Roadmap bill (S.9)...

March 19th Roundup: Senate, House Passes Final Climate Bill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Senate, House overwhelming pass the (final) NextGen Climate bill (Tim Cronin): After about a month of negotiations between the House and Senate, this week lawmakers rapidly passed a final version of the Next Generation...

March 12th Roundup: Offshore Wind Sees Boost From Feds, State

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Senate releases updated climate bill, rejects major revisions from Governor Baker (Tim Cronin): Late Wednesday night (3/10), Senate leaders released an updated version of the Next Generation Roadmap climate bill (S.30). The bill...

March 5th Roundup: Mariano Says Climate Bill Won’t Change Much

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Mariano signals NextGen Roadmap climate bill won’t change much (Tim Cronin): While speaking on WBUR's Radio Boston, House Speaker Mariano remarked on the next generation roadmap climate bill (S.9) saying, “nothing substantive will change in this bill.”...

February 26th Roundup: 6,500 Bills Filed on Beacon Hill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – No movement last week on Next-Gen Roadmap bill  (Tim Cronin): Last week passed with no action on the Next Generation Roadmap bill (S.9), the climate bill originally passed last session and vetoed...

February 19th Roundup: $10 Billion ‘Green Future Act’ Put Forward to Fund Climate Action

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Baker Sends Climate Bill Back With Amendments” (Colin A. Young, SHNS via Earthwhile): “Gov. Charlie Baker still is not on board with the climate policy bill overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature twice in...