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$70K EPA Grant Will Help Boston with Sustainability (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – May 27, 2010) – The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will soon be making the Newmarket area greener and more energy-efficient, thanks to a $70,000 EPA “Sustainable Skylines” grant. The project will help provide a model for making urban industrial areas sustainable

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on May 27, 2010 at 01:50 PM

FAA determines wind farm is 'no hazard'

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The Federal Aviation Administration determined yesterday that the proposed 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound will not significantly interfere with planes or radar.

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on May 18, 2010 at 04:50 AM

National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: F.A.A. Clears Wind Farm

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The Federal Aviation Administration said the farm’s developer, Cape Wind, had agreed to fix the air traffic control radar system at nearby Otis Air Force Base.

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on May 17, 2010 at 06:21 PM

Falmouth turbine noise fuels debate

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FALMOUTH, Mass. — They described the sound as a jet hovering or an old boot tumbling in a dryer. But the noise from Falmouth's wind turbine doesn't have to be loud to be disruptive, resident Todd Drummey said last night.

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on May 14, 2010 at 04:50 AM

State scolded over rain runoff

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In an unusually sharp rebuke, a US District Court judge said he will personally drive by Massachusetts Department of Transportation worksites to make sure officials abide by a two-year-old order to control a soup of contaminants that can pour from highways into rivers and streams during storms.

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on May 14, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Pleasant Bay/Chatham Harbor Seeks “No Discharge” Designation to Stem Boat Pollution (MA)

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(Boston, Mass. – May 13, 2010) – EPA is considering a proposal from the State of Massachusetts to designate the coastal waters of Pleasant Bay/Chatham Harbor as a “No Discharge Area.” If approved, discharges of treated and untreated boat sewage would be prohibited within the town boundaries

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on May 13, 2010 at 01:20 PM

Cape Wind foes eye law

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Opponents of the Cape Wind project are planning to launch a multi-pronged legal attack that could include a challenge to the constitutionality of a state law forcing utilities to buy much of their renewable-energy only from firms that produce power within Massachusetts.

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on May 13, 2010 at 05:20 AM

Silent Spring water tests reveal contamination

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HYANNIS, Mass. — A study released this week by a Newton breast cancer research foundation found traces of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and flame retardants, among other chemicals, in a majority of wells tested across Cape Cod.

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on May 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM

Trucking of risky material resuming

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Starting Monday, trucks carrying hazardous materials will once again be allowed to rumble along crowded Boston streets at all hours, after federal officials voided the city's four-year ban this week and chastised state and local officials for failing to justify the restrictions as required by federal law.

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on May 13, 2010 at 04:50 AM