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MAPC, MyRWA Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program

MAPC and Mystic River Watershed Association Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program In the spring of 2020, people were facing plenty of new challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic: preventing themselves from contracting the disease, conforming to social distancing requirements, wearing face masks, and avoiding indoor gatherings among them. But as the weather got […]

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Climate Roadmap Bill Signed into Law: Here’s Our Summary

Next-Generation Roadmap Bill: What You Need to Know On Friday, Governor Charlie Baker signed the historic “Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy.” This is the culmination of years of efforts by climate advocates, including MAPC, and will help Massachusetts stay at the forefront of US climate policy.   The road to this […]

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MAPC Submits Public Comment on Governor Baker’s Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030

For Release: March 23, 2021, at 9 a.m. MAPC Deputy Director Rebecca Davis released the following statement this morning: “MAPC would like to thank the Baker Administration for the opportunity to provide input on the Interim Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 at this critical juncture in the planning process. As drafted, the plan […]

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Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill

Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill Email Your Legislators The climate crisis threatens all of us—and especially Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. An Act creating a next-generation roadmap for Massachusetts climate policy (S.30) will help shape a stronger climate future that can improve the lives of all Commonwealth residents and accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions–and […]

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Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill

Action Alert: Climate Roadmap Bill Email Your Legislators and Governor Baker The climate crisis threatens all of us—and especially Massachusetts’ most vulnerable residents. The impacts of climate change are felt unequally throughout our communities. Residents of color are more likely to live in environmental justice areas with high exposure to pollutants, exacerbating their risk for […]

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MAPC’s Statement on Govenor’s Veto of S.2995

MAPC STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF S. 2995 For Immediate Release: January 14, 2021 “Last month, the Baker Administration set ambitious goals for a net zero future by releasing the 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan outlining actions to prevent the worst impacts of climate change over the next decade. Massachusetts was on the cusp […]

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End-of-Session Legislation: How MAPC’s Priorities Fared

End-of-Session Legislation: How MAPC’s Priorities Fared On Tuesday night, the 191st General Court concluded its legislative session. While the legislature took a long break from advancing significant legislation, the past several days saw a flurry of activity, moving climate legislation, a transportation bond bill, and an economic development bond bill in the final days of […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Climate Policy Roadmap

MAPC Issues Statement on Climate Policy Roadmap For immediate release: Monday, January 4 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the passage of the Climate Policy Roadmap legislation in the Massachusetts House and Senate. “MAPC applauds the House and Senate for taking up Climate Policy Roadmap legislation today in the […]

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MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 State’s Clean Energy & Climate Plan

MAPC Issues Statement on Gov. Baker’s 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan Update For immediate release: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today released the following statement regarding the Baker Administration’s Update of the State’s Clean Energy and Climate Plan. “The Baker Administration’s Draft 2030 Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) […]

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Climate Equity Focus at MAPC’s Clean Energy Forum

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, as part of the MetroCommon 2050 Speaker Series, MAPC hosted its biennial Clean Energy Forum at District Hall. The day’s theme was climate equity and MAPC staff presented on their work advancing climate equity through research and net zero planning. The morning had a fully packed agenda, with three keynote speakers […]

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