Thank You, EPA!

On Valentine’s Day, MA showed some love for the Environmental Protection Agency. A “pop-up” morning of appreciation took place with about 50 grateful citizens showing up in front of EPA Region 1 headquarters in Boston with signs of thanks, valentine cookies and thank you notes that we handed to EPA employees as they came to work.

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FY2018 Green Budget Launch

This week ELM successfully launched our Fiscal Year 2018 Green Budget, continuing our push for 1% of the state operating budget to support environmental programs. The launch event was well attended by Legislators and staff, including many from the freshmen class, as well as advocates and members of the Green Budget Coalition.

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“New England’s Shrinking Need for Natural Gas”

This week, Synapse Energy Economics released a study looking at the need for a new gas pipeline project (Spectra Energy’s Access Northeast pipeline). The study concludes that this project is likely to be twice as expensive as previously proposed ($6b v. $3b), and the need for natural gas will fall in the future due to the environmental and renewable energy policies in New England.

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Thank You For Taking Action!

Last week ELM supporters like you sent hundreds of emails to your State Representatives urging them to co-sponsor our priority legislation. With your initiative and support we were able to get significant numbers of co-sponsors to sign on to our top priorities.

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ELM’s Voice Heard Throughout Regulatory Review

In 2015 Governor Baker issued Executive Order 562 which called for a review of every state regulation. While regulatory reviews are a relatively routine process, this particular order stated that regulations must have “no adverse affect on citizens or customers of the Commonwealth” and that they “not exceed federal requirements.”

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NWF Names ELM Affiliate of the Year

The National Wildlife Federation has named ELM its state Affiliate of the Year for our work promoting carbon-free offshore wind power.

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ELM & Partners Support Pacheco Energy Bill

ELM, along with the other members of the Global Warming Solutions Project (GWSP) is urging Senators to co-sponsor An Act Creating 21st Century Clean Energy Jobs, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco of Taunton.

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Governor Baker’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget: Update

Last week Governor Baker released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, which begins on July 1. We have reviewed the numbers and below is the breakdown of funding for environmental agencies. Just half a penny of every dollar in the state operating budget is going toward environmental programs. Our goal is 1% for the environment – one penny of every dollar.

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