CXC Policy Roundup

July 30th Roundup: House advances climate bill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - House advances climate bill, with debate & voting happening today: Adding to an already busy end of session calendar, House leadership released a much-anticipated climate change bill yesterday (7/29). Debate on the...

July 23rd Roundup: MA Senate and House Leaders Consider Extending Session

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Benson carbon pricing, 100% renewable energy, and pipeline safety bills die in committee (Tim Cronin): A series of climate bills, popular with advocates and a majority of lawmakers, have officially died in committee...

July 16th Roundup: Hundreds attend Roadmap bill rally

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Hundreds attended virtual rally for Meschino Roadmap bill (Tim Cronin): Yesterday (7/15), 266 people joined Representative Meschino and other lawmakers in a ‘virtual rally’ supporting Meschino’s 2050 Roadmap bill. Among those speaking included Representative Pignatelli, the chair...

July 9th Roundup: John Kerry testifies at State Senate climate committee hearing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - John Kerry testifies at State Senate climate committee hearing (Martha Merrow): Last week, at a Beacon Hill hearing focusing on climate inaction in Massachusetts, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called-in to urge state policymakers to...

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...