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Brockton and West Bridgewater Residents Bring First State Environmental Justice Case to Supreme Judicial Court

[Boston - March 4] Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will hear the first state environmental justice case, entitled City of Brockton, et al. v. Energy Facilities Siting Board and docketed as SJC-11406. The case presents claims by affected residents that the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB) improperly approved a plan to build a dirty fossil-fuel power plant in a low-income community of color without adequately taking account of the requirements of the state's Environmental Justice Policy.

From Bad to Worse: State Capital Plan drops bus investment for next five years

[January 29, 2014] Boston, MA - Last night the Massachusetts Department of Transportation kicked off a series of six public hearings on two state plans, including the $12.4 billion draft Capital Investment Plan (CIP). After securing much needed dollars through the Transportation Investment Act passed at the State House last July, transportation officials have inexplicably left out $272 million over the next five years for critical MBTA bus maintenance and replacement.