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New Documents Reveal the Spectacular Unraveling of a Final Trump Polluter Hand-Out

, Senior Energy analyst

This is the story of how the Trump EPA’s final attempt at a coal bailout unraveled in spectacular fashion, just weeks before the administration’s clock ran out. Read more >

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¿Es el Gobernador de Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, serio con respecto al cambio climático y la justicia ambiental? Lo sabremos mañana

, Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst

En inglés

Actualizada el 15 de enero del 2021 a las 14:01: En una movida innecesaria y decepcionante, el Gobernador de Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, vetó la propuesta de ley encaminada a reducir las emisiones de carbono del estado y detener las injusticias ambientales. ¡Lea nuestro comunicado de prensa (en inglés) acá!

Una crucial propuesta de ley para combatir el cambio climático y avanzar la justicia ambiental en Massachusetts está a la espera de ser firmada por el Gobernador Baker antes de la medianoche del 14 de enero (¡quedan pocas HORAS!). La propuesta de ley, “Un Acto Legislativo para Crear una Hoja de Ruta de Próximo Nivel para la Política Climática de Massachusetts” (S2995) es el resultado de años de trabajo, discusiones, negociaciones y muchísimo esfuerzo de un gran número de organizaciones, legisladores, coaliciones y en general, de personas que se preocupan por un mundo saludable en el que podamos vivir las generaciones presentes y futuras.

La noticia del momento es que hay un alto riesgo de que el gobernador simplemente vete la propuesta de ley, incluyendo con no firmarla (un “veto de bolsillo”).

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Is Massachusetts Governor Baker Serious about Climate and Environmental Justice? We’ll Know by Tomorrow

, Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst

En español

Update 1/15/2021 at 1:58 pm: In an unnecessary and disappointing move, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have strengthened the state’s carbon emissions goals and stop perpetuating environmental injustices. Read our press statement here!

A crucial bill to address climate change and advance environmental justice in the Commonwealth is waiting to be signed by Governor Baker before midnight on January 14 (just HOURS left!). This bill, “An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy” (S2995), is the result of years of work, discussions, negotiations and a lot of effort from a myriad of organizations, legislators, coalitions and in general, people that care about a healthy and livable world for current and future generations.

The news is that there is a big risk that the governor could simply veto the bill—including by just neglecting to sign it (a “pocket veto”).

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Who Is in Charge When You Flip the Light Switch?

, Senior energy analyst

A power struggle for control and governance of the power grid is going on right now. In the week following the attack on the US Capitol, states are working together in the Mid-Atlantic region, and utility oversight is under review in New England. Read more >

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Should the Electric Grid Be Antiracist?

, Senior Energy Analyst

The electric grid is an inanimate object, but we can document the racist outcomes the grid produces. Here are some ways we can make it antiracist. Read more >

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