Regulatory review a dangerous path

Baker’s call to streamline rules threatens forward-looking Massachusetts policies   Originally published in Commonwealth Magazine on April 28, 2015    Emily Norton, Apr 28, 2015 NOW THAT SPRING has finally arrived in the Commonwealth, many of us are starting our spring cleaning – getting rid of clutter, washing windows and drapes, dusting … Continue reading

Mass Sierra and Over 65 Groups Call for Support of Environmental Amendments

April 27, 2015 Dear Representative: The 65+ undersigned organizations urge your support of several proposed environmental amendments to the House Ways and Means FY2016 budget. We thank the House Ways and Means Committee for its work on the budget, but overall the environmental agencies’ budgets are still well below pre-recession … Continue reading

Deepwater Breaks Ground on America’s First Offshore Wind Project

For Immediate Release Monday, April 27, 2015 View as webpage Contact: Rudhdi Karnik, Rudhdi.Karnik@sierraclub.org, 202.495.3055 Drew Grande, Drew.Grande@sierraclub.org, 617.423.5775 Deepwater Breaks Ground on America’s First Offshore Wind Project Block Island Wind Farm to Cut Electricity Rates for Residents by 40 percent Block Island, RI — Today, in a watershed moment … Continue reading

NEW ENGLAND GOVERNORS MEET TO DISCUSS ENERGY SOLUTIONS, SHOULD SUPPORT LOCAL CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

Thursday, April 23, 2015 Contact: Emily Norton, Emily.Norton@sierraclub.org, 617.423.5775 x 11 Rudhdi Karnik, Rudhdi.Karnik@sierraclub.org, 202.495.3055 Drew Grande, Drew.Grande@sierraclub.org, 617.423.5775 Hartford, CT– Today, five of New England’s governors are scheduled to meet in Hartford at a private roundtable to discuss regional energy challenges and solutions. The governors are meeting again one … Continue reading

In pushing process, DeLeo stumbles in citing bottle bill

Published April 20, 2015 Boston Globe:  http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2015/04/19/pushing-process-deleo-stumbles-citing-bottle-bill/8Yr2Jo4wneRiBllTBimZhJ/story.html HOUSE SPEAKER Robert DeLeo offers several justifications for the Legislature’s current committee structure in the face of the Senate’s call for changes (“Mass. committee structure is successful,” Op-ed, April 14). Among them is that committees can “put the brakes on bills that needed a closer … Continue reading