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Daily Hampshire Gazette Editorial: Sen. Markey zeroes in on proposed fracked gas pipeline motives

If the calls are growing for greater transparency — let’s make that honesty — regarding the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline proposal and who will benefit from an enlarged natural gas supply, it’s because more and more people are connecting the dots as the companies involved race to get permits and permissions. This time it was […] More »

Mass Live: U.S. Sen. Ed Markey asks FAA about drones hovering near airports in Massachusetts

Citing safety and security concerns, U.S. Sen. Ed Markey called on the Federal Aviation Administration to provide information on what the agency is doing to reduce the risks of drones colliding with airplanes. The FAA is finalizing rules for large commercial drones. In a letter to FAA administrator Michael Huerta, Markey, D-Mass., said this week […] More »

Cape Cod Times: Markey: FDA must change drug approval policies

Citing policy blunders that might have increased the opiate crisis, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., continues to try to block President Barack Obama’s Food and Drug Administration Commissioner nominee, Dr. Robert Califf. On Jan. 25, Markey placed the nomination on hold until the FDA commits to immediate changes in policies on the approval of opioid-based medicines. […] More »

Arlington Advocate: Middlesex County sheriff wants inmates kept on Medicaid

WASHINGTON – Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian called Tuesday for a change in federal policy to make sure people on Medicaid can keep their benefits should they be held in jail awaiting trial and, if convicted, be able to restart those benefits upon release. “Denying Medicaid benefits just creates a major hurdle for many to […] More »

Boston Globe: Ed Markey says FAA must do more to prevent drone-plane mishaps

Concerned by recent reports of drones flying dangerously close to planes over the skies of Massachusetts, Senator Edward J. Markey sent a letter to federal aviation officials Monday seeking a host of details on what the agency is doing to prevent potential collisions. “All it takes is one drone to fly into the path of […] More »

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