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20th of October 2023

PFAS in Westminster, MA

PFAS in Westminster, MA In March 2022, water test results showed that a dozen of private water wells in Westminster had PFAS levels 50 times what state regulations consider safe to drink. They also discovered at least 261 homes to be affected by high levels of PFAS. PFAS, (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a group […]

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18th of October 2023

Inspiring story of a small group in New York making a big difference in their community

Inspiring story of a small group in New York making a big difference in their community We wanted to feature this story in the New York Times about an unlikely group of residents coming together to make a difference in their community protecting butterfly habitats. It comes to show that with a vision for change, […]

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6th of June 2023

How to take action to help pass MA PFAS Bill

Have you been affected by PFAS in your well or water system?  Do you want legislators to do more to protect you? Here’s your chance! An Act to protect Massachusetts public health from PFAS (S1356/H2197) is a bill to: Ban PFAS in most consumer products  Establish a fund to help communities pay for PFAS clean […]

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28th of April 2023

14th of December 2022

Community Action Works 2022 Fall Highlights

Community Action Works 2022 Fall Highlights As we close the 2022 year, we have lots of updates to share. Below are some groups that we wanted to highlight as well as updates from programs we are running to support community action in the Northeast this past year.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions […]

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23rd of November 2022

For Immediate Release: Ten zero waste ideas for the next governor of Massachusetts

For Immediate Release: Ten zero waste ideas for the next governor of Massachusetts Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Massachusetts Gov.-elect Maura Healey and her administration have a huge opportunity to address one of the most pressing environmental and public health issues today — our waste crisis. With Black Friday upon us and shopping season ahead, it’s […]

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9th of November 2022

Big news in Acushnet! Judge issues ruling on PJ Keating

Big news in Acushnet! Judge issues ruling on PJ Keating We wanted to congratulate the community members in Acushnet, MA who have been working so hard to protect their community from harmful air pollution. We also want to thank Hon. William M. White Jr., Justice of the Suffolk County Superior Court, for approving an injunction […]

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31st of October 2022

Press statement from Zero Waste MA on new Department of Environmental Protection Waste Bans

Press statement from Zero Waste MA on new Department of Environmental Protection Waste Bans For Immediate release: Monday, October 31, 2022 Contact:  Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, 617-850-1709 Leigh-Anne Cole, Community Action Works,(617) 721-2858, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org Janet Domenitz, MASSPIRG, 617-308-9109, janet.domenitz@masspirg.org Statement: With stronger regulations, Massachusetts takes step to reduce waste disposal BOSTON – With new […]

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8th of September 2022

New report: “The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts”

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 8, 2022 Contacts: Leigh-Anne Cole, Community Action Works, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org Janet Domenitz, MASSPIRG, Janet.Domenitz@masspirg.org  Jake O’Neill, Conservation Law Foundation, joneill@clf.org  Elizabeth Saunders, Clean Water Action, esaunders@cleanwater.org New report: “The Need to Enforce: Waste Ban Regulations in Massachusetts” Coalition calls for more resources devoted to getting banned materials out of landfills and […]

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