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At least we are getting some good people in Washington (hopefully) . . .
by Seth Kaplan

President Obama took a very positive step when he nominated Cheryl LaFleur to be a Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Ms. LaFleur played a key role in developing the energy efficiency programs that have become a model for the nation during her time at National Grid USA (formerly the New England Electric System). …

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Clean Water Restoration Act Will Restore EPA’s Authority to Enforce Clean Water Act
by Conservation Law Foundation

Yesterday’s Boston Globe editorial in response to Monday’s New York Times article on the Clean Water Act makes the point that Massachusetts is in a unique position because the state’s waterways are regulated under a more flexible state water act enforced by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). However, that’s not a panacea. Massachusetts…

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Taking the “T” to the Next Level: Solutions for Funding Boston’s Public Transit System
by Conservation Law Foundation

Taking the “T” to the Next Level: Solutions for Funding Boston’s Public Transit System Remarks by James A. Aloisi, Jr.Former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Discussion to Follow Wednesday, February 24, 2010 8:00 AM – Welcome Breakfast 8:30 AM – Presentation begins Federal Reserve Building 600 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02210 NOTE: you must present photo ID…

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Everything old is new again: The fight for Clean Air continues & reducing, reusing and recycling is still a good idea
by Seth Kaplan

While the overarching environmental challenge of our time continues to be global warming we can’t loose sight of the need to confront the other air pollution that threatens the public health.  For those of us who fighting against dangerous pollution from coal fired power plants like Salem Harbor in Massachusetts this is not news –…

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Massachusetts Ocean Plan Starts the Year Off Right
by Sean Cosgrove

Yesterday the Commonwealth of Massachusetts released the final management for all of the state’s ocean waters. Despite centuries of land use planning experience in the US, this is the first time in history that a state has developed such a comprehensive approach to planning uses of the ocean. This is a true victory for our oceans…

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History of Cap and Trade Podcast
by Seth Kaplan

Determined journalist from Renewable Energy World takes the time in a long form NPR/radio style podcast to dig into this important topic.   If you are deeply ideologically committed to either “cap and trade” or to a carbon tax you should not listen to the last 5 or 10 minutes – or maybe you should .…