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17th of August 2021

Stop a fossil fuel power plant in Peabody

Sudi Smoller sat in on a ton of meetings in Peabody, MA during her career as a reporter. But one meeting she never covered was the electric utility meetings. Now, she doesn’t miss a single one.

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16th of August 2021

DPU Fails to Protect Public Interest and Community Health: Approves MMWEC’s request for $170 mil in Bonds

Despite substantive evidence suggesting that the proposed gas and oil peaker would harm local residents, worsen the climate crisis, and not provide the lowest- cost option, DPU approved MMWEC’s request for $170 million in bonds to fund a brand new dirty facility.

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5th of August 2021
Community leaders in big against fossil fuels.

South Portland wins big against fossil fuels

These victories show that even fossil fuel giants are no match for neighbors who come together to fight for their community.

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How one family stood up to a major polluter

“My mom was the ultimate watchdog. She was a nurse. And she wanted to protect her family and neighbors at all costs.”

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An entire family and the polluter ¼ mile away

Jackie’s story is a unique one. Jackie has lived in Saugus, MA her entire life. So has her entire family.

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24th of June 2021

Meet Teddi: Working to Stop Peabody Peaker Plant

“Living with a disability is like a job—it’s not easy to take care of my body,” said Teddi. “My antennas have to be up for everything that concerns my wellbeing.”

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18th of May 2021

COMMUNITY LEADERS TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF BILL TO CLOSE MAINE’S OUT-OF-STATE WASTE LOOPHOLE

Today, community leaders, Wabanaki tribal members, and environmental advocates testified at the Committee of Environment and Natural Resources hearing in support of LD1639, a bill that would close Maine’s out-of-state waste loophole.

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6th of May 2021

COMMUNITY LEADERS CELEBRATE VICTORY FOR CLEAN ENERGY, NOT SMOKESTACKS

In April, Springfield residents won a major victory when the permit for the biomass incinerator, planned for a residential neighborhood, was revoked!

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HARTFORD COALITION FORMS TO PROTECT COMMUNITY HEALTH

When Gladys Moreno Fuentes got a letter in the mail informing her that a Verizon 5G cell antenna was proposed to be built just six feet away from her home in southwest Hartford, she knew she had to take action.

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STOPPING ‘FOREVER’ CHEMICALS POLLUTING MAINE DRINKING WATER

Two weeks later, the DEP called and told Lawrence not to drink the water, cook with the water, or give it to the animals—it was contaminated.

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