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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...

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...

August 5th Roundup: The House passed a climate bill…now what?

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - House passes climate bill in late-night Friday session: Over two days last week (7/30), House lawmakers unveiled and then debated amendments on a 55-page climate change bill (H.4933). Based in part on the...

July 30th Roundup: House advances climate bill

[Not a subscriber? Sign up here] BEACON HILL HAPPENINGS - House advances climate bill, with debate & voting happening today: Adding to an already busy end of session calendar, House leadership released a much-anticipated climate change bill yesterday (7/29). Debate on the...