Legislature Misses Opportunity to Take Bold Action on Climate Change
Yesterday, leaders from the House and Senate released a bill that will modestly move the Commonwealth along a path to achieve our greenhouse gas reduction requirements. This bill (H4857) contained some laudable elements, but provides little in the way of bold policy innovation and leadership expected from the Bay State.Read More
Historic Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in New England
Two offshore wind energy projects have been selected by the region’s utilities to provide power to Massachusetts (Vineyard Wind – 800 megawatts) and Rhode Island (Deepwater Wind – 400 megawatts), jumpstarting the nation’s offshore wind industry.Read More
Offshore Wind is Coming!
Three experienced companies just submitted proposals to fulfill the state’s groundbreaking requirement that utilities include offshore wind power as part of their energy mix. Now that the proposals are in, they need to be reviewed quickly so the process can continue moving forward.Read More
Join us for Parks and Water Lobby Day
Join your friends and fellow park and water advocates from around Massachusetts for an exciting Lobby Day at the State House this fall! Meet with legislative offices for your Representative and Senator to urge them to support increased funding for our state agencies charged with stewarding these precious resources.Read More
What’s Your MA Park Story?
Massachusetts boasts hundreds of state parks that enable us to enjoy nature, recreation, history and culture. ELM is launching a storytelling campaign to learn what you love about Massachusetts state parks. Please click below to share your story including videos, photos or audio files. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, park regular, or frequent volunteer, we are eager to hear why your state park matters to you.
And the Roast is History
Thank you to everyone who came to the Roast of George Bachrach on September 16th and made it a night to remember. Our outstanding emcees, Alison King and Jim Braude, kept the room laughing throughout the night while our roasters, Governor Mike Dukakis, Senator Ed Markey, Renee Loth, Roger Berkowitz, Ira Jackson, and a video from the Honorable William Bulger gave unique and hilarious insight to the many ways George Bachrach has impacted Massachusetts.Read More
Introducing the Next Generation of Leadership at ELM as President Bachrach Steps Down
After a decade leading the state’s oldest and most established environmental advocacy organization, former state Senator George Bachrach will step down next month and hand the reins to an established next-generation environmental leader, Elizabeth Turnbull Henry.Read More