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. 

New England Currents - Summer 2017

With Big Oil at the Helm in D.C.,
 New England States Push for Bold Climate Solutions Locally

Green Justice Coalition

Clean Water Action has served since 2008 on the Steering Committee of the Green Justice Coalition (GJC), a partnership between labor and grassroots justice groups across Massachusetts, convened by our good friends at Community Labor United.  Over the years, GJC has won a string of victories by growing the collective people power of community-based organizations, organized labor and environmental justice groups.

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.