Environment America
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The Boston Globe
By
Beth Daley

It seems like a real reason to celebrate: Greenhouse gas emissions from Northeast power plants are 36 percent below a cap set in a landmark climate change pact.

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Some environmentalists say the need for action is particularly important now as more unpredictable weather likely related to climate change occurs. For example, extreme downpours and snowstorms are up 81 percent in Massachusetts since 1948, according to Environment America, an advocacy group.

“Now more than ever the public is becoming aware of the impacts of global warming is having on our climate, said Rob Sargent, energy program director for Environment America. “New England has been a leader on carbon pollution. Strengthening RGGI is a huge opportunity to build on that progress.”

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