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Healey Urges Supreme Court To Uphold EPA Power Plant Rules

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a federal rule aimed at reducing mercury and other pollutants from coal and oil-fired electric power plants.

Healey said the standards adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency are needed to protect the public from exposure to mercury which can be particularly hazardous to children and women of child-bearing age

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Gov. Baker Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration For Snowstorms

Gov. Charlie Baker's administration plans to seek about $400 million in federal disaster assistance for the record-setting snowstorms that wreaked havoc on Massachusetts.

An administration official tells The Associated Press that the governor will be sending a letter to President Barack Obama by the end of this week asking for a disaster declaration for 10 Massachusetts counties

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Organizers Push For Statewide Vote On Olympics

he group behind Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics says it wants the residents of Massachusetts to decide whether to bring the games to the city.

Boston 2024 Chairman John Fish told a gathering of business leaders Tuesday that the privately funded organization will gather signatures to put a question on the November 2016 state ballot

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