Shanna Cleveland

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Local Groups Present the True Costs of Coal
by Shanna Cleveland

Local Activists from Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE) and HealthLink are hosting a Forum this Sunday that will expose the true costs of burning coal at plants like Salem Harbor Station.  The heat is on Dominion Energy to shut down Salem Harbor Station to allow the City of Salem and Massachusetts to usher in…

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State Support for Electric Vehicles Gets The Green Light- But The Work’s Not Done
by Shanna Cleveland

Tomorrow, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles, will announce new state support for electric vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them.  This is great news for the environment and the economy. Electric vehicles are a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful…

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Caution: Bad Air Quality Ahead
by Shanna Cleveland

Hotter Temperatures More than Doubled Smog Days in New England On October 1, the EPA announced that the number of bad air quality days increased from 11 last year to 28 in 2010.  These are also known as “high ozone days” and are triggered when ozone levels exceed the standards EPA has set to protect…

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A Polar Bear Embraces the Electric Car
by Shanna Cleveland

I’m one of those people who believes that climate change is the biggest challenge facing the planet, but I was baffled about how to react when I saw the Polar Bear ad for the Nissan Leaf®.  At first I thought it must be an ad by one of the national environmental groups, and I was…