Massachusetts

Oct. 10th Roundup: Baker Clashes with Legislature on Transportation Funding

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] Author's Note: Welcome back! After a week-long hiatus (where I joined the Climate XChange team to launch new efforts in New Mexico), I’m excited to be back and focusing on Massachusetts. Over the next few...

Fridays are for the Future, at least for the Youth Climate Movement

On September 20th, youth from around the world joined forces to strike for action on climate change. An estimated 4 million people gathered around the world, making it the largest public demonstration addressing the climate crisis, ever. The calls for...

Sept. 24th Roundup: Bill Banning Logging Gets Hearing

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] Programming Note: The Climate XChange Policy Roundup will be taking a week off, look for our next edition in your inbox on October 8th, 2019. BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - A Climate Strike For the Books:...

Sept. 18th Roundup: Climate Strike Set For Boston

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Another Clean Energy Hearing Scheduled for September 24th: The Joint Energy Committee will hold its first fall hearing this coming Tuesday (Sept 24th) at 1 pm in Statehouse Room 437. The committee will...

Sept. 10th Roundup: Offshore Wind Delays Threaten MA Climate Targets

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Offshore wind delays highlight increasing challenge to Massachusetts’ climate goals” (Benjamin Storrow, Climatewire via Energy News Network): “The Bay State’s carbon-cutting efforts now face a series of hurdles that threaten to...

Sept. 4th Roundup: The Inside Scoop On Beacon Hill’s Fall Climate Priorities

BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS -  The Inside Scoop: What's Gonna Pass In 2019: Back from August recess, state lawmakers are refocusing their efforts on multiple legislative priorities including a number of clean energy and climate change proposals. Interestingly, the timeline for some...

Aug. 27th Roundup: New Study Shows Northeast Emissions Getting Higher

[ Not a subscriber? Sign up here ] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - “Energy companies spending millions lobbying Beacon Hill” (Steve Leblanc, Associated Press via the UnionTimes): “Companies representing a range of energy interests, from old-school oil and gas to renewables like solar and...

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...