CXC Policy Roundup

Aug. 20th Roundup: Will Kennedy–Markey Primary Divide Climate Activists?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Will A Kennedy-Markey Primary Divide Environmental Community? Probably Not: It seems like everyone in state politics has lost their minds since local Politico reporter Stephanie Murray first broke the possibility of a primary challenge...

Aug. 13th Roundup: Mass. Mayors Endorse Carbon Pricing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Salem & Holyoke Mayors Endorse Rep Benson’s Carbon Pricing Proposal: In an op-ed for Commonwealth Magazine, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse outlined why they support an ambitious...

August 6th Roundup: Goodbye Offshore Wind Caps

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Heads to Senate, Advocates Hope for Swift Action: GreenWorks (H.3997) has left the building, or at least has left the House. Its prospects in the Senate remain less clear....

July 30th Roundup: This local tree is…live-tweeting?

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker Unveils $18 Billion Transportation Bond Bill, Targets Climate Change: On Friday (July 26th) Governor Baker released a transportation bond bill (HD.4396) calling for $18 billion in new capital to...

July 23rd Roundup: Beacon Hill Leaders Advance (Some) Climate, Energy Bills

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks House Vote Scheduled For Tomorrow: Continuing its rapid progress, Speaker DeLeo’s GreenWorks bill (H.3987) is on the schedule for a vote before the full House during formal session tomorrow (Wednesday, July...

July 16th Roundup: How Hot will the Bay State Get?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Carbon Pricing Receives Airing in Commonwealth Magazine: Last week the Commonwealth Magazine ran two opinion editorials on carbon pricing in Massachusetts. One authored by the Mass Fiscal Alliance, a shadowy dark money funded group known...

July 9th Roundup: Bernie Sanders & Carbon Pricing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “MetroWest lawmakers team up to combat climate change, focus on large buildings” (Cesareo Contreras, MetroWest Daily News): “A bill filed by state Sen. Becca Rausch, D-Needham, and state Rep. Maria Robinson,...

July 2nd Roundup: Mass. Coastal Waters Rapidly Warming

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Moving Fast Through Legislative Process: Continuing to navigate the complex legislative process at breakneck speed, Speaker DeLeo’s GreenWorks bill was reported favorably out of committee last week. The legislation, which seeks to spend $1.3 billion...

June 25th Roundup: Pope Francis & SEIU 32BJ announce carbon pricing support

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Today on Beacon Hill: Over 25 bills relating to solar energy will receive a hearing today on Beacon Hill before the Joint Energy Committee. The hearing will begin at 1:00 PM in Hearing...