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NHPR, February 23, "Up and running: Vineyard Wind operating five turbines; Cape Cod supporters celebrate"

Cape Cod Times, January 4, "Vineyard Wind sends burst of power to New England grid for first time.


CommonWealth Beacon, December 23, "Finally, natural gas has no future"

The Bedford Citizen, November 1, "Sierra Club Regards New Hangars as Environmental Threat

The Bay State Banner, October 25, "To fight climate change, form coalitions and 'be belligerent,' panelists advise"

WBZ News, October 6, "Push For Plastic Food Container Ban Renewed"

GBH News, September 18, "Healey unveils 'groundbreaking' policies on biodiversity and single-use plastic"

CommonWealth Magazine, September 13, "Utilities need to stop building natural gas infrastructure"

WBZ News, August 29, "Gov. Healey's Past Due Climate Report Said To Be 'Under Review'"

Dorchester Reporter, August 24, "Commentary | Upgrading school bus fleets is a critical key to cleaner air

Cape Cod Times, August 13, "Opinion/Your Turn: The Bourne Rail Trail's carbon cost"

Energy News Network, July 26, "It's cheaper to cut down trees than build solar on rooftops. Can Massachusetts change that?"

Cape Cod Times, July 25, "Here's one plan for stopping forever chemicals in Massachusetts. Where does it stand?"

The Boston Sun, June 29, "Sharon Durkin Grows a Coalition of Green Endorsers and Local Ward Committees

WBUR, June 26, "Massachusetts' new 'green bank' for climate-friendly housing, explained"

Mass Live, June 22, "Lawmakers hope to 'turn off tap' of PFAS forever chemicals in Mass."

The Salem News, June 22, "EPA sued for failure to act on state's air pollution plans"

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals, May 20, "Sierra Club study links energy price fluctuations to natural gas dependency"

CBS News, May 16, "Stop & Shop eliminating plastic bags in all northeast stores, starts charging for paper"

Framingham Source, April 26, "Senator Markey & Rep. Pressley Re-Introduce Fare Free Transit Legislation & Freedom To Move Act"

Boston Globe, April 3, "More bus garage delays and blown budgets put T fleet electrification goal in doubt"

WBUR, March 30, "Our sewage often becomes fertilizer. Problem is, it's tainted with PFAS"

Charlestown Patriot-Bridge, March 23, "Wu Announces Strategies To Enhance Energy Efficiency

New York Times, March 14, "Biden administration to restrict cancer-causing ‘forever chemicals’"

WBUR, March 14, "EPA proposes regulations on 6 toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water"

CommonWealth Magazine, March 11, "More renewables, not more gas, is our future"

Worcester Telegram, March 3, "State bill aims to slow PFAS damage"

The Salem News, March 1, "Column: Son of Peabody shines bright light on dark cloud"

Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 11, "Climate activists celebrate new leaders, highlight work ahead"

Boston Herald, January 4, "MBTA’s plans to turn Boston’s Widett Circle into a rail yard draws opposition"


Streetsblog MASS, November 30, "Could the New Governor Breathe New Life Into the T's Regional Rail Plans?"

WATD 95.9 News & Talk Radio, September 26, "Concerns Raised about Radioactive Water at NDCAP Meeting"

CommonWealth Magazine, September 17, "We need to move away from reliance on natural gas"

The Eagle-Tribune, August 23, "Sierra Club and Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Join Growing Coalition Challenging Valley Water’s Proposed Pacheco Dam Project"

Boston Real Estate Times, August 17, "Boston Mayor Wu to Eliminate the Use of Fossil Fuels for New Developments and Major Renovations

Utility Dive, August 12, "Baker signs major Massachusetts climate bill despite concerns over fossil fuel limits, other provisions"

Fair Share Massachusetts, August 1, "Environmental Advocates Join Growing Coalition Supporting Fair Share Amendment Tax on Million-Dollar Earners on November Ballot

Utility Dive, July 22, "Massachusetts passes ‘landmark’ climate bill to decarbonize multiple sectors, add 5.6 GW offshore wind

Boston Globe, July 19, "Biden to visit Brayton Point in Somerset today to discuss the next steps in his climate agenda", July 14, "Here’s why people are fighting over repairing or removing the Natick dam

Cape Cod Times, July 10, "Time for Peake to lead on energy, climate, equity"

MetroWest Daily News, July 8, "Environmental goups say Mass. should follow R.I. on PFAS in food packaging"

Boston Globe, July 7, "Why are they called ‘forever chemicals,’ and other things to know about PFAS"

RTO Insider, April 18, "Mass. Senate Passes Bill to Amend OSW Price Cap Rules

Cambridge Day, April 12, "Building a safer, climate-ready Mass. Ave."

WBUR, April 8, "What to know about a planned natural gas 'peaker' plant in Mass.

WBUR, March 25, "MBTA embraces diesel-electric buses on way to full electric future

Boston Herald, March 10, "Coalition rallies to stop states from adopting California’s electric vehicle policy

Boston Globe, March 9, "After Running for Nearly 90 years, overhead electric buses in Cambridge will Take their Last Trips this Weekend"

Boston Globe, February 14, "Amid Questions About Cost and Continued Diesel Use, T Breaks Ground on New Quincy Bus Garage"

ecoRI News, January 17, "Data Show Widespread Toxic Chemical Contamination Across Rhode Island and Massachusetts

CommonWealth Magazine, January 13, "Pass the ACT rule, we need more electric trucks"

Boston Globe, January 13, "Boston is getting more propane school buses to combat pollution. They aren’t the cleanest option"


The Patriot Ledger, December 17, "Braintree considers banning single-use plastic bags"

Gloucester Daily. Times, December 16, "Pesticide attracts eye of committee, commission"

The Daily Free Press, December 2, "Mayor Wu signs ordinance to divest fossils fuels in Boston"

LED Oracle, November 23, "Massachusetts could have an entirely renewable energy future, but there are still obstacles to overcome"

Boston Globe, November 20, "Power line from Canada to Mass. meets a wall in Maine"

Boston Globe, November 18, "Beyond divestment: Massachusetts' pension fund may soon be used in the fight against climate change"

Boston Globe, November 17, "Clean energy growing, but hurdles remain"

Energy News Network, November 16, "Poll: Majority of Massachusetts drivers expect to own electric vehicle soon"

WBUR, October 29, "'Forever chemicals' widespread in Mass. surface and ground water, says new report"

Cape Cod Times, October 27, "Bourne’s landfill expansion: Cash, convenience at great environmental cost"

Cape Cod Times, October 21, "A space of waste: Bourne looks to expand its landfill, among the last in the state", October 8, "Mass. urged to join neighboring states in banning 'forever chemicals' in food packaging"

StreetsBlog Mass, September 30, "Environmentalist Press for All-Electric MBTA Bus Fleet by 2030"

ItemLive, September 30, "Lynn's Crighton Plugs Electric Buses"

RTOInsider, September 26, "Boston City Council Approves Enforceable Building Emissions Standard"

Energy News Network, September 21, "Massachusetts Utilities Propose Plans to Ramp Up Electric Vehicle Infrastructure", September 2, "We must turn off the tap on PFAS"

The Berkshire Eagle, July 26, 2021 "Climate advocates seek 'action' legislation to move beyond road map bill

Framingham Source, July 5, 2021 "New Framingham Sustainability Committee Yet To Start It Work"

Cape Cod Times, June 23, 2021 "'Forever chemicals' detected in Chatham drinking water wells"

Jamaica Plain Gazette, June 25, 2021 "Wu advocates for use of city assets for climate-resilient, affordable housing"

MetroWest Daily News, June 17, 2021 "Natick mulls limits on plastic straws at food establishments"

Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 11, 2021 "Climate change, environment key focus of mayoral forum in Holyoke

 Breitbart, June 11, 2021 "Maine Lawmakers Pass Bill to Divest State Pension from Fossil Fuels as Oil Usage Grows"

Universal Hub, June 11, 2021 "Election roundup: Council tells Janey they brought her into this world and they can take her out of it; more endorsements"


Swampscott MA Patch, April 29, 2021 "Balloons Help Brighten Up Swampscott's Residence At Vinnin Square"

Eagle Tribune, April 23, 2021 "Our View: 'Green' routes to Logan are limited"

Daily Mail, April 22, 2021 "'Ridiculous greenwashing': Logan Airport deletes Earth Day tweet after it's ridiculed for suggesting parking at the airport 'reduces impact on the environment'"

WBUR, April 21, 2021 "Boston Logan Airport Deletes Earth Day Tweet After Ridicule"

Patch, April 20, 2021 "Airport's Deleted Earth Day Tweet Urged People To Drive There"

Patch, April 20, 2021 "Airport defends tone-deaf tweet"

StreetsBlog Mass, April 19, 2021 "Logan Airport Invites Travelers to Honor Earth Day By Incinerating Gasoline"

Patch, April 17, 2021 "We're celebrating Earth Week in Newton!"

Boston Globe, April 12, 2021 "MBTA plans to spend $2 billion on upgrades, repairs next year"

East Boston Times-Free Press, April 7, 2021 "Pressley, Markey Re-Introduce Legislation to Fully Fund Fare-Free Public Transit"

E&E News, March 29, 2021 "Sweeping Mass. climate law revives gas ban battle"

Lexology, March 22, 2021 "Next Steps Announced in Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Proceeding To Evaluate Natural Gas Distribution Industry Evolution"

The Daily Free Press, February 24, 2021 "Andrea Campbell hosts climate justice town hall

The Lost Newsletters by Chris Hues, February 24, 2021 "Interview w/ Jacob Stern from Mass Sierra Club

Cape Cod Times, February 23, 2021 "Barnstable County climate change plan wins assembly and community approval

Milford Daily News, February 5, 2021 "MetroWest environmental enthusiasts say Biden presidency is breath of fresh air

The Daily Free Press, February 3, 2021 "Boston observes its first World Wetlands Day

Energy News Network, February 1, 2021 "Massachusetts Asks Utilities for Ways to Avoid Bill Spikes from EV Fast Charging"

Wicked Local, January 28, 2021 "Mariano plans look at unregistered advocacy coalitions, House rules changes"

Boston Globe, January 27, 2021 "In Newton, leaks in gas lines are a never-ending challenge"

The Daily Free Press, January 25, 2021 "State names eight priority river and wetland restoration projects"

National Parks Traveler, January 20, 2021 "Biden Administration To Review Trump Actions On National Monuments

Boston 25 News, January 15, 2021 "Baker vetoes sweeping climate change bill"

The Berkshire Eagle, January 14, 2021 "Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker vetoes omnibus climate, emissions reduction bill"

E&E News, January 5, 2021 "Historic climate, renewable plan heads to Mass. governor"

The Herald News, January 4, 2021 "Mass. climate roadmap bill sent to Gov. Baker's desk"


The Harvard Crimson, December 23, 2020 "Two Cambridge City Councilors Endorse Michelle Wu ’07 for Mayor of Boston

Boston University News Service, December 16, 2020 "Students, environmental leaders ask attorney general to investigate Boston College’s fossil fuel holdings"

The Bolton Independent, November 15, 2020 "Electric Vehicles in the Spotlight"

StreetsBlog Mass, November 11, 2020 "The T’s Electrification Plans Get Thrown Under A Diesel Bus"

Law 360, November 2, 2020 "Energy Dept. Shirking Efficiency Standard Reviews, Suit Says"

The Falmouth Enterprise, October 30, 2020 "Reusable Shopping Bags Are Allowed Again, But Many No Longer Use Them"

The Huntington News, October 28, 2020 "Massachusetts prepares to vote on Rank Choice Voting"

Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 21, 2020 "Easthampton adopts comprehensive plastic use ban"

CommonWealth, October 13, 2020 "Seltz dissects Mass. health care market"

WBUR, October 13, "The Controversial Natural Gas Compressor In Weymouth, Explained

Fox 25, Undated, "Machine Gun Rally

WCAI NPR, October 13, 2020 "Environmentalists Rally Against Proposed Machine Gun Range"

Cape Cod Times, October 12, 2020 "Residents gather in Sandwich to protest proposed machine gun range"

Cape Cod Times, October 12, 2020 "Photo Gallery: Residents rally against proposed machine gun range"

The Enterprise, October 12, 2020 "Demonstrators In Sandwich Protest Proposed Machine Gun Range"

Cape Cod Times, October 12, 2020 "Sandwich rally planned to protest machine gun range"

The Sandwich Enterprise, October 11, 2020 "Sierra Club Of Cape Cod To Rally Against Machine Gun Firing Range"

CommonWealth Magazine, October 10, 2020 "Legislature Needs to Act on Transportation Electrification"

The Bay State Banner, October 8, 2020 "BPDA approves Suffolk Downs development"

The Sun Chronicle, September 26, 2020 "Guest Column: Attleboro can lead the way for a cleaner, greener world"

The Daily Free Press, September 16, 2020 "Community environmental groups adapt to pandemic"

WBUR, September 8, 2020 "Attleboro Considering Comprehensive Environmental Bill To Curb Plastic And Other Pollutants"

CommonWealth, August 18, 2020 "In Allston-Brighton rep race, a progressive showdown"

Daily Hampshire Gazette, August 18, 2020 "Linda Butler: Legislators drop ball on dealing with climate issues"

WBUR, August 17, 2020 "Housing Issues Loom Over Honan-Meehan Rep Race"

The Berkshire Eagle, August 16, 2020 "Map vs. action: Climate goals debated in state legislature"

CommonWealth, August 7, 2020 "Colleges reconsider reopening plans"

MassLive, August 4, 2020 "Massachusetts lawmakers in climate policy bill conference committee snuff out carbon emissions"

Energy News Network, July 15, 2020 "Massachusetts lawmakers face pressure to pass 100% renewable bill this session"

NHPR, July 14, 2020 "By Degrees: How Do Climate Justice and Racial Justice Intersect?"

Wicked Local Franklin, July 7, 2020 "Franklin delays start of plastic bags ban"

Charlestown Patriot Bridge, July 1, 2020 "Sierra Club Endorses Damali Vidot For State Rep. Of the 2nd Suffolk District"

Transportation Today, June 30, 2020 "Rep. Pressley, Sen. Markey introduce fare-free public transit legislation"

StreetsBlog Mass, June 15, 2020 "Broad Coalition Calls for Reduced Police Influence in MBTA Management"

Solar Power World, June 11, 2020 "Massachusetts advocacy groups ask legislature to address inequity in solar policy"

Utlity Dive, June 5, 2020 "Massachusetts attorney general urges state examine shift from natural gas heating"

Beyond Pesticides, June 5, 2020 "Massachusetts Struggles for Safe, Effective Mosquito Management; Governor’s Arbovirus Proposal Much Improved but Big Questions Remain"

Wicked Local Weymouth, June 1, 2020 "Weymouth compressor foes petition Gov Baker to halt ‘non-essential’ work at construction site"

The Daily News of Newburyport, May 22, 2020 "Groups Want Sustainability in Reopening" section in "Coronavirus updates: Friday, 5:15 p.m"

Breitbart, May 21, 2020 "Steny Hoyer Draws Ire from Climate Activists for Backing Kennedy over Markey"

Politico, May 18, 2020 "Massachusetts Playbook"

Jamaica Plain Gazette, May 8, 2020 "Good Government Groups Warn of Power Consolidation by State Legislature"

Dorchester Reporter, May 14, 2020 "Commentary: Things to Ponder During Asthma Awareness Month"

CommonWealth, April 28, 2020 "DeLeo drops proposed rule making roll calls more difficult"

Wicked Local Newton, April 20, 2020 "Newton South students, teachers organize online Earth Day event"

Environment + Energy Leader, April 15, 2020 "Department of Energy Sued over its Energy Efficiency Process"

New Boston Post, March 27, 2020 "Medical Experts Commend Massachusetts For Switching Back To Single-Use Plastic Bags"

Boston Business Journal, March 25, 2020 "Gov. Baker bans reusable bags at grocery stores, lifts local plastic bag bans"

The MetroWest Daily News, March 20, 2020 "Our View: We gave up bags; Amazon needs to do its part now"

The Landmark, March 18, 2020 "The Blue Sky Over Mass. Challenge"

Worcester Telegram, March 17, 2020 "Editorial: We gave up bags; now it’s time for Amazon and others", March 12, 2020 "Sierra Club MA Chapter Announces Partnership To Encourage Community Solar Participation With Relay Power"

MDC Daily Collegian, March 5, 2020 "Why conservatives distrust environmentalism"

The Salem News, March 3, 2020 "State Push to Promote Electric Buses Faces Obstacles"

CommonWealth, March 2, 2020 "The net zero imperative for Suffolk Downs"

The Canton Citizen, February 29, 2020 "Plastic bag bylaw set to take effect next month

Wicked Local Acton, February 29, 2020 "Meet the 37th Middlesex District candidates ahead of the primary"

Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 27, 2020 "Easthampton moves toward banning plastic grocery bags"

The Hill, February 25, 2020 "Energy Department sued over lightbulb efficiency rollback"

PR Newswire, February 25, 2020 "Sierra Club MA Chapter Announces Partnership To Encourage Community Solar Participation With Relay Power"

Solar Power World, February 25, 2020 "Relay Power and Sierra Club MA launch community solar partnership"

Cape Cod Times, February 20, 2020 "State Senate candidates offer views on climate issues"

Wicked Local Kingston, February 19, 2020 "Climate Solutions Forum"

Wicked Local Plymouth, February 16, 2020 "5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK: Feb. 17-20"

MetroWest Daily News, February 14, 2020 "Franklin adopts plastic bags ban"

The Milford Daily News, February 13, 2020 "State senate candidates to discuss issues Feb. 19 at Climate Solutions Forum"

Mass Live, February 12, 2020 "Plastic bag ban proposal weighed by Holyoke committee"

Wicked Local Plymouth, February 10, 2020 "State Senate candidates host Climate Solutions Forum"

Cape Cod Times, February 10, 2020 "Political Notes: Whelan tours scene of prison guard assaults"

The Berkley Beacon, February 6, 2020 "Boston residents reject impeachment outcome in front of State House"

Greenfield Recorder, February 5, 2020 "Beacon Hill Roll Call: Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, 2020"

Wicked Local North Attleborough, February 4, 2020 "Beacon Hill Roll Call regular weekly report"

Energy Network News, February 3, 2020 "In Massachusetts, activists say net-zero not enough without 100% renewables"

Worcester Telegram, January 31, 2020 "Tran, Fattman only senators to vote against Mass. climate bills", January 27, 2020 "The Mass. Senate is slated to vote on the state’s ‘next generation climate policy.’ Here’s what to know."

The MetroWest Daily News, January 26, 2020 "Carbon pricing is a cornerstone of Senate climate package"

U. S. News & World Report, January 23, 2020 "Senate Bills Would Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions"

The Hour, January 23, 2020 "Senate bills would dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions"

South Coast Today, January 23, 2020 "‘Crash course’ in state climate bills offered Jan. 27 at Middleborough library"

The Register Citizen, January 23, 2020 "Senate bills would dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions"

The Eagle Tribune, January 21, 2020  "Film explores region's gas disaster"

The Salem News, January 16, 2020  "Point of no return"

The Greenfield Recorder, January 8, 2020 "Beacon Hill Roll Call: Dec. 30, 2019 to Jan. 3, 2020"

Sentinel & Enterprise, January 6, 2020 "Garry voted with DeLeo less than any other rep"

Taunton Daily Gazette, January 2, 2020 "Committee votes to make plastic straws by-request"

Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 1, 2020 "Mass. bill allowing straws by request only advances"

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