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REVIEW: Energy to spare — The TMC Orchestra and Shostakovich Fill the Shed with Sound and Drama

Despite its year-to-year changing membership, this orchestra is reliably distinguished by energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness, along with technical polish and precision.

Green States climate watch

Maryland joins U.S. Climate Alliance for a total of 16 state members (51 percent of U.S. population) calling for a return to the Paris Climate Agreement.

News Briefs: Protestors at pipeline sit-in charged with trespassing; Great Barrington to participate in clean heating program; Farley Bouvier secures funds for Pittsfield parking...

HeatSmart Mass is a community-based education and group purchasing program for clean heating and cooling technologies, which, via a $9,000 grant, will enable Great Barrington to reduce its carbon emissions.

REVIEW: Al Gore returns with ‘An Inconvenient Sequel,’ seeking solutions to climate meltdown

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is currently playing at Images Cinema in Williamstown. See www.imagescinema.org for show times. On Thursday, Sept. 7, Elizabeth Kolbert, author of “The Sixth Extinction,” will speak between the two showings of the film. Sponsored by the Williams College Center for Environmental Studies.

In spite of Trump, states and cities rally in support of Paris Climate Accord

California, New York, and Washington immediately announced the formation of the State Climate Alliance, which was soon joined by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, and Hawaii, Virginia, Minnesota, Delaware and Colorado.

Hinds visits pipeline site, urges reform of FERC and says Trump ‘gutting the EPA’

State Sen. Adam Hinds: "If anybody's learned anything from this election, it's that elections have consequences – serious policy consequences. They are absolutely gutting the EPA at a rate that even the most pessimistic person would be surprised about right now." Hinds was also sharply critical of the state in allowing the pipeline project to move through the Otis State Forest, which is state-owned land ostensibly protected from development.

At clean energy tour, dialogue dominated by wind turbine opponents airing grievances

In the spotlight, State Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco kept his cool as, one by one, residents stood up to complain about the sound pollution and visual impact of wind turbines.

Barrington board urges Gov. Baker to consider public health risks of fracked natural gas pipelines

"The Sierra Club is opposed to additional fossil fuel infrastructure out of the widely held scientific view that we must move as rapidly as possible away from fossil fuel energy, and that if we don't, human society will face cataclysmic impacts." -- Emily Norton, chapter director of the Massachusetts Sierra Club

News Brief: Gov. Charlie Baker criticizes Trump on withdrawal from climate accord

"Massachusetts is aggressively working to exceed the goals of the Paris Agreement on the state level, while growing our economy through clean energy innovation and environmental stewardship" --Gov. Charlie Baker

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

The withdrawal ensures that the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases will quit the international effort to address dangerous global warming.
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