CXC Policy Roundup

March 26th Roundup: Bag bans under fire

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Gov. Baker prohibits reusable shopping bags during coronavirus emergency” (Mary Saladna, WCVB 5): “Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced a new public health order related to grocery stores and pharmacies in...

March 19th Roundup: Exxon setback in MA climate lawsuit

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Beacon Hill coronavirus updates: On Monday (3/16) the Speaker and Senate President closed the State House to the public in order to limit the spread of the virus. [more on...

March 13th Roundup: How coronavirus is impacting Beacon Hill

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Coronavirus fears disrupt legislative work, climate advocacy on Beacon Hill: The statehouse is not immune to the wide-reaching impacts coronavirus is having on Massachusetts. In an email to lawmakers on Tuesday, House and Senate...

March 5th Roundup: Gas tax passes House

Not a subscriber? Sign up here BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Keep an Eye on the Massachusetts 2050 Roadmap Bill: With the passage of its Next Generation Climate bills in January 2020, the Massachusetts Senate laid out its vision for comprehensive climate policy this...

Feb. 26th Roundup: Senate Hears DeLeo’s GreenWorks Bill

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - DEVELOPING: Baker Admin Releases Draft Letter Establishing Net-zero Emissions Target: The Baker Administration today (2/26) released a draft of its formal determination letter establishing net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as the Commonwealth’s new...

Feb. 21st Roundup: Baker targets hydrofluorocarbons

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Baker Administration Planning Rule To Ban Hydrofluorocarbons” (Michael P. Norton, SHNS via WBUR) “A state regulation expected this spring would ban the use of greenhouse gas-producing hydrofluorocarbons, which are used in...

Feb. 12th Roundup: BU professor ends hunger strike

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] **SPECIAL** COMMUNICATING CLIMATE This week Climate XChange's Maria Virginia Olano released ‘Communicating the Climate Crisis.’ A multimedia project that's been a year in the making, it combines her unique comms insight with practical tools on how to...

Feb. 4th Roundup: Poll finds majority back state climate action

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Massachusetts Senate passes economy-wide carbon pricing, net-zero emissions target: In a marathon late-night session, the Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation creating economy-wide carbon pricing, and requiring the state to reach...

Jan. 30th Roundup: Senators file 150+ amendments to climate change package

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Carbon pricing is a cornerstone of Senate climate package” (Katie Lannan, SHNS via the MetroWest Daily News): “The Massachusetts Senate plans to take up a far-reaching package of climate bills whose major...