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No Reason to Eliminate Protections for National Monuments
by Jennifer Felt

For almost as long as he has been in office, President Trump has led an attack on our public lands and waters, trying to reverse protections for our most special places. But the truth is out: New documents show that Trump administration officials agree that the case for rolling back protections for our national monuments…

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Massachusetts Bill Threatens Waterfront Public Access
by Deanna Moran

There is currently legislation in front of the Massachusetts House of Representatives that not only threatens public access to Boston’s Waterfront but could set a dangerous precedent for waterfronts across the Commonwealth. If the bill (H.4505) were to pass, the Commercial Wharf East Condominium Association would be allowed to skirt their Chapter 91 obligations to…

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Eversource’s Northern Pass Project Gets Final Rejection
by Melissa Birchard

It was another “No” for Northern Pass in July. Northern Pass, the massive electric transmission line that Eversource proposed to build through the White Mountains, has received a final rejection from the Granite State’s energy project siting committee. At the end of March, the committee issued an initial decision rejecting Northern Pass because of the…

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Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Would Benefit Environment and Economy
by Kirstie Pecci

The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a bill that would ban plastic bags across the Commonwealth. More than 80 cities and towns in the state have already ousted this plastic pollution from their communities – now our legislature can standardize this practice by enacting a ban statewide.

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10 Things You Can Do to Help Protect Our Waters

Nutrient pollution impacts waterways across New England, from Lake Champlain to Narragansett Bay. These waters all carry excess levels of nitrogen or phosphorous – a problem caused by fertilizer running off of farms and lawns and animal waste from confined animal feeding operations. Another major cause is human sewage improperly treated by septic systems or overflowed…

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Indigo Line Pilot Could Improve Fairmount Commuter Rail Line
by Hoai Thuong Tran

A pilot program could turn the Fairmount commuter rail line into the “Indigo Line,” making it run more like the region’s other subway lines. It would improve public transit for communities along the route, including Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roxbury, which have traditionally been underserved by the MBTA.

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Update: CLF Stands Up for the Public Trust
by Peter Shelley

If we’re not careful, Boston Harbor will be walled off to those of us who are not wealthy and powerful, even though we have laws and regulations put in place to protect us. Today, CLF is taking action to ensure that the city and state cannot get away with putting private developers’ interests ahead of the public when it comes to these precious public assets.

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How to Modernize Our Electricity Grid
by Bethany Kwoka

Our electricity grid was designed over 100 years ago. But our technology has evolved since then. Clean, renewable energy from solar panels and wind turbines is available right where we live. But we need a smarter, more modern grid to make the most of it.

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