Massachusetts

October 23rd Roundup: MA Losing Ground On Emissions

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “5 N.E. governors criticize grid operator” (Bruce Mohl, Commonwealth Magazine): [read article] - “Labor, Environment, and Business Groups Call on Lawmakers to Forestall Transit Cuts” (Christian MilNeil, MassStreetsBlog): [read article] - “Mass. Lost Ground...

October 9th Roundup: Politics Loom Over Delayed Climate Bill

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - 2020 politics loom large over climate conference committee negotiation: It's been 64 days since the House and Senate entered into negotiations on a climate bill, and its status remains unknown...

October 2nd Roundup: Feds Order Temporary Compressor Shutdown

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - "60 groups across Massachusetts join Springfield activists in opposing biomass in climate bill": Over 60 groups from around the state signed a letter urging the Massachusetts Legislature to reject language in...

September 18th Roundup: Baker Pushes Climate Resilience Bill

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Baker calls for climate preparedness bill, major hurdles remain: Speaking at a press conference in Fitchburg on Tuesday (9/15), Governor Baker called on lawmakers to pass a $1 billion climate adaptation bill...

September 10th Roundup: Hottest Summer on Record

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - "Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, other agencies sue administration of President Donald Trump over plan to gut National Environmental Policy Act" (Melissa Hanson, MassLive): [read article] - 35 days since the climate conference...

Markey Victory Boosts Climate Action on Beacon Hill

This week, Green New Deal co-author and longtime carbon pricing champion Senator Ed Markey fended off a challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy III in what turned out to be a historic result to a contentious election that Markey was not...

SCPN Spotlight: Anya Flood Taylor on Youth-Led Climate Activism

All across the country, members of our State Carbon Pricing Network (SCPN) are fighting to make an impact on climate change in their communities. We have individuals in our Network from all 50 states, each experiencing climate change differently in...

August 28th Roundup: Nina Schlegel on Councilor Wu’s Green New Deal

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - "Koch academic influence returns to Massachusetts with new Tufts University think tank" (Dana Drugmand, Nation of Change): [read] - "National Grid Lobbied Against Massachusetts Bills to Expand Renewable Energy" (Itai Vardi, Energy &...

Aug. 20th Roundup: Michelle Wu unveils GND for Boston

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - 14 days and counting: climate conference committee update: It's been fourteen days since the formation of the 6-member conference committee charged with reconciling differences between the Senate (S.2500) and House...