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February 9, 2024 Sierra Club Massachusetts Celebrates Newton City Council Resolution to Avoid PFAS

February 6, 2024 Put Gas in the Past: MA Climate Coalition Delivers Petition Signatures to Legislators

January 9, 2024 Massachusetts Sierra Club Responds to Boston Mayor Wu’s State of the City Address

January 8, 2024 Massachusetts Sierra Club Celebrates $20 Million EPA Grant for Boston Electric School Buses

January 3, 2024 Vineyard Wind 1, New England's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm, Goes Online

December 22, 2023 Massachusetts Sierra Club Celebrates the Passage of Boston Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance Regulations

December 5, 2023 Community Members and Advocates Rally For Massachusetts Climate Action

November 17, 2023 Sierra Club Opposes State Legislation Circumventing Public Processes

August 11, 2023 Sierra Club Lauds Healey-Driscoll Administration Equitable Expansion of Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

April 24, 2023 Sen Markey and Rep. Pressley Announce Reintroduction of Fare Free Transit Legislation, Freedom to Move Act

March 30, 2023 Massachusetts Moves Forward with Advanced Clean Cars II Program, Formally Adopting Policy to Slash Transportation Pollution & Provide More EV Choices to Consumers

March 14, 2023 EPA Releases New PFAS “Forever Chemical” Drinking Water Standards

February 6, 2023 Boston Celebrates Arrival of New Electric School Buses to District Fleet, Ushering in Pollution-Free Commutes for Kids

February 1, 2023 Department of Transportation Announces $800 Million in Safe Streets Grants For Communities 

January 26, 2023 Massachusetts Sierra Club Response to Boston Mayor Wu’s 2023 State of the City Address

December 14, 2022 Mothers Out Front to demonstrate induction cooking Thursday at library

August 11, 2022 Massachusetts Governor Baker Signs Into Law Landmark Climate Bill to Boost Clean Energy Economy 

August 11, 2022 Massachusetts Passes $11.3 Billion Transportation Bond Bill 

July 21, 2022 Massachusetts Legislature Passes Landmark Climate Bill to Grow Clean Energy Economy

January 14, 2022 Sierra Club calls on Rhode Island to Increase Regulations of Dangerous PFAS

October 29, 2021 New Sierra Club Report Shows Widespread PFAS Contamination of Ground and Surface Water in Massachusetts

October 13, 2021 Michelle Wu and Advocates Urge Transit Improvements, Affordability

October 8, 2021 Statement on Appointment of New MBTA Board of Directors

September 30, 2021 New Report: 17 Organizations Call on MBTA to Commit to 100% Bus Electrification for Public Health, Climate Benefits

April 22, 2021 Municipal Letter to MSBA Board

January 4, 2021 Massachusetts Climate Bill an Important Step Forward

November 9, 2020 MBTA Delays Investments in Electric Buses, Instead Doubling Down of Air Pollution and Climate Change

October 29, 2020 Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Opens Investigation Into Future of the Gas Industry in Massachusetts

January 22, 2020 Sierra Club: Let’s Lower Emissions by 2030, Not 2050

October 10, 2019 MBTA is Falling Behind on Electric Buses

October 9, 2019 Sierra Club Responds to City of Boston Climate Action Plan Update, Calls For All New Buildings in Boston to be Net Zero and All-Electric

August 1, 2019 First Electric Buses Join the MBTA Silver Line Service

July 25, 2019 Massachusetts House Passes GreenWorks Bill, Extends Essential Lifeline to Popular Electric Vehicle Rebate Program 

June 25, 2019 Massachusetts to Cancel Popular Electric Vehicle Rebate in September

May 28, 2019 Massachusetts Sierra Club Applauds State 'GreenWorks' Initiatives

March 19, 2019 MBTA Focus40 Plan for 2040 Severely Lacking in Electric Bus Commitments

March 18, 2019 Massachusetts Sierra Club Hosts Culminating Climate Leadership Summit for Local Leaders From Cities and Towns Across the State

March 13, 2019 New Building Code Improvements for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Are Disappointingly Modest

March 12, 2019 Sierra Club Disappointed by MBTA's Fare Hike and Calls for Greater Investment in Transit

January 31, 2019 Sierra Club Applauds Approval of 3-Year State Energy Efficiency Plan

January 29, 2019 Sierra Club Applauds Findings of "Carbon Free Boston" Report and Calls for Ambitious Climate Action

January 28, 2019 Legislation would transition Massachusetts to 100% renewable energy by 2045

January 10, 2019 Sierra Club welcomes Deb Pasternak as State Director

January 8, 2019 Sierra Club Applauds Boston Mayor Walsh's 2019 Environment and Transportation Legislative Agenda 

December 14, 2018 Sierra Club Applauds release of report by Governor Baker on Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

October 8, 2018 Climate Organizations Endorse Challenger Jay Gonzalez for Massachusetts Governor and Pledge Support in Statewide Weekend of Action

September 10, 2018 Sierra Club Applauds California's Passage and Signing of SB100 - bringing their grid to 100% zero emissions by 2045

August 22, 2018 Sierra Club Applauds Mayor Walsh’s Next Step toward Implementation Of CCE

July 30, 2018 Sierra Club Disappointed With Energy Bill, Says Does Not Match Urgency of Climate Change

July 27, 2018 Sierra Club Slams House and Senate Conference Committee for Lack of Plastic Bag Ban in Bond Bill

July 20, 2018 Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter Response to MassDEP Draft VW Settlement Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

June 21, 2018 Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter Response to MassDOT Report on North South Rail Link

June 14, 2018 Sierra Club Applauds MA Senate For Passage of Clean Energy Bill

June 8, 2018 Bostonians Gather at U.S. Conference of Mayors, Calling on Mayor Walsh to Walk the Talk on Climate

February 27, 2018 Broad coalition stands up against drilling off of Massachusetts’ coast

February 12, 2018 Sierra Club Applauds Senate Committee for Clean Energy Bill

February 2, 2018 Over Fifty Local Boards Of Health Call On Governor Baker To Require Health Impact Assessments For Gas Pipelines

January 25, 2018 Governor Baker Fails Renewable Energy Test

January 25, 2018 Massachusetts Sierra Club Responds to Attorney General’s Request that Department of Public Utilities DENY Special Contract for Back Bay Pipeline

January 23, 2018 Massachusetts Sierra Club Responds to Governor Baker’s State of the State Address

December 1, 2017 Sierra Club Applauds DPU Approval of Eversource Proposal to Advance EV Adoption; Acknowledges Concerning Aspects of DPU Order

November 29, 2017 Boston Poised to Lead the Region in Reducing Plastic Waste with Bag Ordinance

November 14, 2017 Cities Are Ready for 100% Clean Energy; Report Showcases 100% Clean Energy Models for Boston

September 14, 2017 19 Massachusetts Mayors Deliver Letter Calling on State Department of Transportation to Accelerate Shift to Electric Transit Buses

August 10, 2017 Sierra Club Says Governor Baker's Climate Change Regs Fall Short

June 16, 2017 Massachusetts Residents Rally in Support of Public Lands

May 31, 2017 Massachusetts' Last, and the Northeast's Largest, Coal-Fired Power Plant Closes

May 23, 2017 Boston Public Health Commission Calls on Governor Baker to Undertake Comprehensive Health Impact Study of Natural Gas Pipelines

March 31, 2017 Seventy Four Local Conservation Commissions Ask Governor Baker to Drop Support for New Pipelines & More Fossil Fuels

March 30, 2017 Sierra Club Sues Trump For His Dangerous Reversal on Keystone XL Pipeline

January 4, 2017 Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill to Reduce Barriers to Electric Vehicle Use

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