Massachusetts

Environmental Justice Takes Center Stage in Massachusetts Legislative Session

The 2021–2022 legislative session in Massachusetts has seen an increased focus on environmental justice, with four exciting bills being introduced thanks to the hard work of organizers, advocates, and community leaders from across the state. These bills come on the...

June 30th Roundup: Heat Waves Hit Hard

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – "Report: Framingham state Rep. Maria Robinson is being vetted for FERC" (Chris Van Buskirk, SHNS via MetroWest Daily News): "State Rep. Maria Robinson, D-Framingham, could be in the running for a federal post that...

June 18th Roundup: AG Maura Healey Wants Companies to Disclose Financial Risks of Climate Change

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Hearings begin next week on pollution, local energy bills (Tim Cronin): Even as statehouse leaders work through how to open the legislature back up, bills focused on indoor and outdoor pollution as well as local energy...

June 10th Roundup: Vehicular Air Pollution Claimed Hundreds of Lives in MA in 2016

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – “Watchdogs On Alert Ahead of Climate Law Implementation” (Colin A. Young, SHNS via WWLP): [read the article] LOCAL IDEAS – “Time to prioritize offshore wind supply chain” by Patricia Haddad, via Commonwealth Magazine – “Solar gone wrong” by Margaret Sheehan,...

June 5th Roundup: Brookline Moves to Restrict Natural Gas, Again

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] ALL POLICY IS LOCAL – New Report: Connecting Climate and Community Priorities (Christian Morris): A second new report from Climate XChange, this time co-authored by Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative, seeks to understand how green investments in Massachusetts can best support...

Part II of our Latest Research: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

Conversations with Frontline Organizations on Connecting Climate and Community Priorities Over the course of January to March 2021, Climate XChange and Fairmount-Indigo CDC Collaborative engaged in conversations with frontline community leaders across Massachusetts. These discussions sought to understand the challenges they...

May 29th Roundup: Senate FY22 Budget to Fund Climate Staff

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – Report: Green investments create up to 80% more jobs for Massachusetts (Christian Morris): This week researchers at Climate XChange released a new report — "Investing in a Better Massachusetts: An Analysis of Job Creation...

New Climate XChange Report: Investing in a Better Massachusetts

An Analysis of Job Creation and Community Benefits from Green Investments This report analyzes the potential job creation and quality of life benefits from investing in clean transportation, sustainable development, clean energy, energy efficiency, and natural resource conservation in Massachusetts. These...

May 22nd Roundup: Will State Use $13B for Climate Priorities?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS – The state has $13 billion it didn't expect. Will the state spent some of it on climate, environmental priorities? (Tim Cronin): When all is said and done, Massachusetts is expected to have more than $13...