Clean Energy in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a clean energy future. Clean Water Action is fighting climate change while working to bridge racial and economic gaps through creative, multi-stakeholder coalitions. Read on for more about our Massachusetts energy campaigns. 

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollutio

New England Currents - Fall 2016

New England Currents - Massachusetts Edition - Fall 2016

Election Day 2016: 
The High Stakes Battle for Our Health and Environment

Governor Baker Gets a "C" on Environmental Protection

"In this third year of the Baker Administration, it is frustrating to see largely modest steps forward and many issues showing no improvement. Most significantly, the decision to allow an expansion at the unlined Wheelabrator incinerator ash landfill in Saugus is a true violation of environmental justice and a slap in the face to neighboring communities who have felt this burden for decades." -- Cindy Luppi, New England Director

From We All Live Downstream

Renewable Energy Now! Photo credit: Alex Garland, 2016
November 1, 2018

The world won’t end if humans keep up with business as usual, but we will face the most catastrophic loss of human and animal life the world has ever seen. We can’t downplay these findings. The real question is how do we talk about this in a way that communicates meaning and mobilization, instead of fear?

Vote pins. Credit: luismmolina / iStockPhoto
October 23, 2018

On October 11th Clean Water Action, along with 14 other environmental organizations coordinated by the Environmental League of Massachusetts, invited current Governor Charlie Baker and his opponent in his bid for re-election, former Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez, to the Museum of Science for a public forum on current environmental issues. Each candidate appeared individually on stage where they had 45 minutes to answer prepared questions asked by sponsoring organizations.

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang
August 9, 2018

The Massachusetts legislative session ended on July 31st. Overall, it was a controversial session that has been characterized as much by what didn’t happen as by what did. The two environmental actions taken by the legislature this session were environmental justice funding in the state budget, and a compromise clean energy bill. They also passed an environmental bond bill, but it is not clear how much it will raise and what impacts it will have.