Press Release: Report Outlines Environmental Effects of Systemic Racism in Boston, Highlights Climate Action Opportunities
Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) and Embrace Boston Survey “Our Shared History” as Launching Point to Build a Carbon-Free City and Redress Long-Standing Inequities BOSTON, MA (March 29, 2023) – The Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) and Embrace Boston today released “Our Shared History: Using Boston Climate Opportunities to Address Systemic Racism,” a comprehensive survey
The Boston Globe: How Massachusetts’ new DEP commissioner will bring ‘transparency and equity’ to the agency
Bonnie Heiple also plans to focus on climate effects and forever chemicals.
The Boston Globe: A utility plan to replace gas with climate-friendly fuels is deeply flawed, according to new report
Using so-called green hydrogen to heat homes and other buildings would require so much electricity to simply manufacture the gas that it would “cannibalize” all the wind power Massachusetts expects to be generating by the end of the decade, a new report concludes.
The Guardian: Revealed –1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points
Vast releases of gas, along with future ‘methane bombs’, represent huge threat – but curbing emissions would rapidly reduce global heating
The Boston Globe: Massachusetts needs a coastal adaptation agency
The state currently relies on a piecemeal approach, but cities and towns have limited ability to act effectively on their own. Most of their coastlines are privately owned and there are few options for raising funds locally to pay for costly flood control infrastructure.