Massachusetts Land Use Monitor

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Tag Archives: Obama

Up In Smoke?

Posted in Policy
Massachusetts’ fledgling marijuana industry has been thrust into a state of uncertainty. On January 4th, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Obama guidelines that excluded marijuana from federal drug enforcement priorities (possession and distribution of pot is a federal offense). Obama’s guidelines paved the way for the legalization of marijuana in eight states, including Massachusetts. Creating more uncertainty, Sessions is leaving federal… Continue Reading

Mighty Wind: Governor Trumpets Start of Federal Leasing Process for Wind Farms Off Massachusetts Coast

Posted in Environmental, Policy, Renewable Energy
Governor Deval Patrick’s administration has heralded the start of a leasing process for the development of up to 4,000 megawatts of wind energy capacity in federal waters off the Massachusetts coast.  That process began today with the Obama administration’s issuance of a “Request for Interest” seeking to gauge industry interest in developing wind farms in about 3,000 square miles of federal waters south of Nantucket and Martha’s… Continue Reading