After our research helped shine a media spotlight on the health problems mercury can cause for young children and babies in utero, the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that power plants like Brayton Point Power Station must reduce the amount of mercury they emit by 90 percent.
A big step for clean water.
After thousands of members of Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center and our sister organizations urged the EPA to act, Administrator Jackson announced a plan to restore Clean Water Act protections. We’ve since delivered more than 100,000 public comments in support of clean water protections. We need your help to make sure the public’s voice is heard above the din of corporate lobbyists and special interests.
At 54.5, a big step forward for clean cars.
On July 29th, President Obama announced the outline of new clean car standards covering cars and light trucks through 2025, which will amount to the single biggest step this country has ever taken to end our addiction to oil and tackle global warming.
Driving the climate change message home
We’ve helped educate thousands of people across the state about the threat global warming poses to our economy and public health, showing that every Massachusetts county except for Nantucket experienced federal weather disasters between 2006 and 2011, and that global warming loads the dice for more extreme weather events.
New limits on carbon pollution
In conjunction with our national federation, we helped convince the Environmental Protection Agency to set smart new limits on the amount of smog-forming carbon pollution that new coal-fired power plants can emit – an important victory for the thousands of Bay Staters who suffer from asthma, which is exacerbated by smog.