While Palmer Renewable Energy has appealed the revocation of its state permit for a biomass project in East Springfield, it also faces a hearing before the Springfield Zoning Board regarding a City Council challenge of its decade-old city building permit.
The fossil fuel industry contributes to public health harms that kill hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year—disproportionately endangering Black, Brown, Indigenous, and poor communities.
SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Edward Markey joined with local elected officials on April 7 to celebrate the decision by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to revoke the permitting for Palmer Renewable Energy (PRE) and its planned biomass facility.
Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world's fossil fuel car fleet.
A new DeSmog analysis of the boards of 39 banks, including seven based in the U.S., found that 65% of directors have a total of 940 past or current ties to "climate-conflicted" industries. Across all banks studied, 16% of board members had ties to companies involved in extracting coal, gas, and oil.
Protecting forests is an essential strategy in the fight against climate change that has not received the attention it deserves. Trees capture and store massive amounts of carbon. And unlike some strategies for cooling the climate, they don't require costly and complicated technology.
SPRINGFIELD — A proposed biomass power plant, long the subject of controversy and opposition, had its air quality permit revoked by the state Department of Environmental Protection on Friday.The proposed wood-burning plant is being developed by Palmer...
Climate change is a human-caused emergency, the Northampton City Council declared Thursday night as it called on local government, civic groups, businesses and citizens to bring city-wide carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.