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Baker-Polito Administration Joins Multi-State Pledge to Increase Market for Electric Vehicles 

7/14/2020 Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Massachusetts joins 14 other states and the District of Columbia in a commitment to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

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MassDEP Seeks Additional Public Input on Draft Solid Waste Master Plan, Schedules Virtual Public Meetings 

6/25/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Schedule of public hearings to be held in July, August and September

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MassDEP Assesses Penalty for Industrial Wastewater Discharge Violations  

6/23/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Owner agrees to develop, implement plan to correct violations

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New Tidal Current Monitor Installed at Western Entrance to Cape Cod Canal to Improve Mariner Safety 

6/18/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

MassDEP Funds Profiler through Oil Spill Act Trust in Partnership with NOAA, NERACOOS, MMA

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AG Healey, Baker-Polito Administration Reach Agreement With Holtec Over Sale of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant 

6/17/2020 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Agreement Addresses Environmental, Public Safety and Financial Concerns

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State Environmental Officials Announce Student and School Recipients of 'Green Team' Awards​ 

6/16/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

MassDEP Recognizes Young Environmental Stewardship Educational Activities​

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MassDEP, U.S. EPA to Investigate Extent of Soil Contamination in the Bliss Corner Neighborhood of Dartmouth  

6/11/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Several residential properties impacted from contamination of PCBs and metals, particularly lead

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California Company Assessed $12,000 Penalty for Improper Notification of Petroleum Contamination in Worcester Residential Property 

6/09/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Potential existed for soil vapor issues to migrate into a neighboring residential building

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Home Depot, U.S.A. Assessed $22,000 Penalty for Failing to Promptly Report Soil Contaminants at Facility in Worcester  

6/05/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Company failed to promptly report discovery of a release of metals to soil at its Worcester location

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Energy Company Settles Claims of Unlawful Operation of Oil Terminals in Quincy and Everett Without Required Air Permits 

5/30/2020 Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Proposed Settlement Includes Limitations on Operations and Civil Penalties

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Massachusetts Announces Plan to Resume Retailer Bottle and Can Redemption Enforcement  

5/29/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Acceptance of bottle-bill containers for redemption will resume in a two-stage process, beginning on June 5, 2020

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Grant Program to Address PFAS Contamination 

5/20/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

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Clean Water Trust Approves $675,000 in School Water Improvement Grants in First Round  

4/29/2020 The Massachusetts Clean Water Trust

32 School Districts across Massachusetts Receive Funding to Address Lead Levels in School Drinking Water

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $663 Million in Loans and Grants to Fund Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects 

4/28/2020 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

List includes 56 clean water projects and 32 drinking water projects

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