Environmental and Business Groups Call for Transportation Cap-and-Invest Program

We all know our public transportation system needs serious work. It’s broken, congested, dirty, and in need of revenue. That’s why ELM has created an uncommon alliance of business & environmental groups to call on Governor Charlie Baker to lead in the creation of a cap-and-invest program for transportation.

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Special Earth Day Codcast featuring ELM’s Partners

Would bold climate policy slow the economy, hurt businesses, and raise energy prices? According to leading MA companies, the opposite is true.

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House Ways and Means Budget Increases Funding for Environmental Protection

The House budget released today helps restore funding for the critical work of our environmental agencies, building on the Governor’s budget released in January.

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Response to Governor Baker’s FY20 State Budget

Governor Baker released his FY20 budget and we thank him for the increases he included to support our environmental agencies. Building on increases adopted by the legislature last year, the Governor’s budget continues the restoration of funding for environmental protection, reversing the trend of significant cuts, and loss of staff in previous years.

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Vineyard Wind Agrees to Protect Right Whales

As Vineyard Wind continues working to build the first utility scale offshore wind farm, the company has announced that it will take a strong set of measures to ensure the construction and operation of the farm will be carried out in a way consistent with protection of the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale.

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Eight New Members Join ELM Corporate Council

The Environmental League of Massachusetts is pleased to announce eight new businesses have joined its growing Corporate Council. The ELM Corporate Council is a working alliance of business and environmental leaders to improve policy and corporate practice in the Commonwealth. In 2018 the council grew its membership and its influence.

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Investors and companies laud state leaders for moving forward on new approach to tackle transportation emissions

Investors and companies are praising the announcement from Northeast and MidAtlantic governors and the District of Columbia on their intent to move forward in establishing a regional program to reduce emissions from the transportation sector and bring about a clean transportation future.

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Clean Energy Bill Clears the Way for More Offshore Wind Power

After passing historic legislation in 2016 that had the Commonwealth leading the nation with a 1,600 megawatt (MW) commitment, states along the coast have followed suit, setting higher goals and plotting out procurement plans. Massachusetts continues to blaze the trail, with an 800 MW project now in the queue (twice the size of the next largest project contract in any other state), and the bill Governor Baker signed yesterday indicates that the Commonwealth has no intention of slowing down.

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