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The New Face of Climate Denial

Dog whistle tactics, solutions skepticism, and the continued efforts to undermine climate action   BY MICHAEL GREEN AND MARIA VIRGINIA OLANO Denying climate change is becoming increasingly unacceptable as scientific consensus on the matter is largely no longer debatable (thankfully). However, what has...

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...

June 18th Roundup: Save the Bees

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Today on Beacon Hill: Speaker DeLeo’s $1.3 billion GreenWorks bill (H.3846) gets a public hearing today along with 21 other bills before the Joint Energy Committee at 1:00pm in Hearing Room A-1. Governor Baker’s proposed real...

June 11th Roundup: GreenWorks Bill Hearing Expected Next Week

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - GreenWorks Bill Hearing Expected Next Week: Speaker DeLeo’s $1.3 billion GreenWorks bill (H.3846) is expected to receive a public hearing before the Joint Energy Committee at 2:00pm on June 18th. Governor Baker’s proposed real...

June 4th Roundup: All Eyes on South Shore Nuclear Reactor

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Environmental Committee hears EJ, drilling bills today: The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture (ENRA) is hearing testimony on 11 bills, including legislation that would ban offshore drilling for oil...

May 29th Roundup: State Energy Committee Schedules Energy Efficiency Hearing

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - Exclusive Analysis: 4 Key Takeaways from DeLeo’s GreenWorks: The much anticipated GreenWorks bill is finally here! Even if you’re not a climate wonk (like me) who has waited almost three months for the details...