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13th of July 2022

A victory in the fight against PFAS in Rhode Island shows a gap in legislation in Massachusetts

A victory in the fight against PFAS in Rhode Island shows a gap in legislation in Massachusetts On Tuesday Rhode Island enacted a new law banning PFAS in food packaging, while a bill to do the same in Massachusetts is at risk of dying in committee without floor votes in either branch. Many environmental groups […]

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6th of July 2022

RHODE ISLAND GOVERNOR SIGNS NEW LAW BANNING PFAS IN FOOD PACKAGING

Rhode Island Governor signs new law banning PFAS in food packaging For immediate release: 7/6/2022 Contact: Leigh-Anne Cole, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org, 617-721-2858 Deirdre Cummings,  mdcummings@masspirg.org, 617-747-4319 BOSTON- Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee signed a new law last night banning PFAS in food packaging, becoming the 9th state to do so. Public health, community and environmental organizations urged Massachusetts legislators […]

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28th of June 2022

Community Action Works mini grant program

Community Action Works Mini SubGrants Community Action Works is accepting proposals for our small subgrant program to help support community leaders and their work for clean air, water and clean energy.  Proposals must meet the following criteria  Funds are inline with Community Action Works’s mission Funds will be used to support clean air, water and […]

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17th of June 2022

Communities are standing up and getting results!

Communities are standing up and getting results! We have seen some great victories over the past couple of months. I wanted to take a moment to share, celebrate and recognize the work of community leaders across the northeast.  Oldest incinerator in the country is denied expansion: In Saugus, Massachusetts, community leaders are fighting to close […]

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RESOURCE: The 100 most polluting power plants in the U.S.

For Immediate Release June 16, 2022 Contacts: Leigh-Anne Cole, Community Action Works; Acting Director, 617-721-2858, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org Morgan Folger, Environment America Research & Policy Center Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Director, 267-609-6810, mfolger@environmentamerica.org  Matt Casale, U.S. PIRG Education Fund Environment Campaigns Director, 609-610-8002, mcasale@pirg.org Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, 678-427-1671, markm@publicinterestnetwork.org   RESOURCE: The 100 most polluting […]

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17th of May 2022

Over 250 residents rally in Plymouth to keep nuclear waste out of Cape Cod Bay!

Over 250 residents rally in Plymouth to keep nuclear waste out of Cape Cod Bay! Huge shoutout to community leaders for turning out over 250 residents to rally against nuclear waste dumping into Cape Cod Bay! In addition to the rally, twelve speakers with backgrounds in government, fishery industry, businesses and environmental protection groups voiced […]

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11th of May 2022

Victory in Vermont! Court approves $34M Settlement in Bennington PFOA Suit

Victory in Vermont! Court approves $34M Settlement in Bennington PFOA Suit Six years after they discovered PFOA in their water supply, neighbors in North Bennington have settled a class-action lawsuit with St-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Geoffrey Crawford approved a $34 million settlement agreement that was reached between the complainants and […]

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6th of May 2022

New Report on Clean Energy Transition in New England

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 6th at 12pm Contacts: Mireille Bejjani – mireille@communityactionworks.org; (914) 310-8439 Liz Stanton – liz.stanton@aeclinic.org New Report on Clean Energy Transition in New England A new report on clean energy decision-making in New England highlights how responsibility for fossil fuel projects comes down to a handful of key players. The Applied […]

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2nd of May 2022

Statement: Groups Praise PFAS Interagency Task Force Work and Call for Immediate Action

For immediate release: 4/20/2022 Contact: Leigh-Anne Cole, leigh-anne@communityactionworks.org, 617-721-2858 Maureo Fernandez y Mora,  mfernandezymora@cleanwater.org, 505-660-2818 STATEMENT: GROUPS PRAISE PFAS INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE WORK AND CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION  BOSTON – The state PFAS Interagency Task Force , established by the Legislature last year, released their final report to the Legislature about a class of chemicals […]

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9th of March 2022

Community Action Works marks 35 years of organizing, announces new board members

Thirty-five years ago, staff working with MASSPIRG had an idea: to create an organizing training and action center to help local community activists fighting to clean up hazardous waste dumpsites across Massachusetts. They formed the Massachusetts Campaign to Clean Up Hazardous Waste, first as a project of MASSPIRG, then as a new organization within the […]

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