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Fossil Fuels and Public Lands: How the US Interior Department Can Act on Climate Right Now

, Senior fellow

Here are the specific near-term actions that the Interior Department can take at the leasing, permitting, and production stages of fossil fuel development on public lands to help address the climate crisis, unify the agency behind a common purpose, and ensure the agency is acting in the public interest during the transition away from yesterday’s energy sources. Read more >

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Nueva Ley para enfrentar el cambio climático en Massachusetts: ¡5 razones para celebrar!

, Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst

En inglés

Marzo marcó un importante hito en el avance de políticas públicas para enfrentar el cambio climático en Massachussets: Después de años de esfuerzo y trabajo, y después de dos vetos impuestos por el Gobernador Charlie Baker, el congreso de Massachusetts aprobó un proyecto de ley que busca implementar soluciones para combatir el cambio climático, avanzar en temas de justicia ambiental, y fortalecer el progreso de la energía limpia y el transporte limpio. La diferencia esta vez es que el proyecto de ley fue firmado por el Gobernador Baker convirtiéndolo así en ley.  Read more >

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Massachusetts’s New Climate Law: 5 Reasons to Celebrate!

, Senior Bilingual Energy Analyst

En español

March marked a major milestone for equitable climate policy in Massachusetts: After years of efforts and following two vetoes by Gov. Charlie Baker, the legislature passed a long-awaited bill addressing climate change, advancing environmental justice and boosting clean energy and clean transportation. The difference this time is that the bill was successfully signed into law by Governor Baker on March 26. Read more >

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American Jobs Plan Offers Welcome Focus on Rural Communities

, senior energy analyst

In the context of the shift to a clean energy economy, how does the American Jobs Plan help workers and communities dependent on the coal industry? Read more >

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President Biden's American Jobs Plan takes a big step forward on the path to a clean energy future. But we'll need more to complete the journey.

The American Jobs Plan Takes Next, but not Last, Step on Clean Energy

, senior energy analyst

President Biden’s new American Jobs Plan includes spending proposal on a wide range of infrastructure needs across the nation, many of them critically overdue. Eliminating the dangers of lead water pipes, repairing crumbling roads and bridges, and building the resilience of our communities to the myriad threats they face. It also includes a long overdue and critical down payment on our clean energy future. Combined with President Biden’s new push to develop the nation’s offshore wind resources this is a big step forward on the path to a clean energy future. But it is not as big and comprehensive as we need to swiftly decarbonize and address the urgency of climate change.   Read more >

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