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New England News
12:44 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Report: Clean Energy Initiatives Cutting Emissions Nationwide

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A recent report shows the United States has taken a chunk out of its carbon dioxide emissions over the past seven years as a result of actions and policies.

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New England News
3:36 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Report Identifies Growth Opportunities for Wind Energy

Barrow Offshore Wind Farm off Whaley Island in the Irish Sea near England completed in 2006.
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Regional environmental groups have released a report highlighting a potential for growth in wind energy.

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New England News
12:26 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Environmentalists Press For Fracking Ban In Massachusetts

Environmental activists in Massachusetts are trying to launch a preemptive strike against hydraulic fracturing. While the controversial gas drilling practice has been the subject of fierce debate in New York for years it has drawn little attention in Massachusetts.

   The group Environment Massachusetts is urging Massachusetts lawmakers to enact a ban on fracking even though geologists and the petroleum industry insist the chances are remote the controversial gas drilling technique-- where water and chemicals are used to break rock--  would ever be used in the Bay State.

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New England News
1:48 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Northeast Environmental Groups Determine Highest Polluting Power Plants

The Mystic Generating Station near Boston, MA.
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As the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, environmental groups are looking at ways to prevent a similar weather event.

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New England News
8:27 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Environmentalists Urge Mass. Ban On "Fracking"

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Environmentalists are pressing Beacon Hill lawmakers to back a bill that would ban the practice of fracking in Massachusetts.

Fracking refers to the natural gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing that pumps pressurized water mixed with sand and chemicals into well holes to crack open fissures in the ground.

Many environmental groups oppose the process saying it can lead to contaminated drinking water.

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