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9th of October 2020

LANDFILL IN BETHLEHEM RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR STAGE VI EXPANSION, DESPITE HISTORY OF LOCAL OPPOSITION

Casella Waste Systems, operator of the North Country Environmental Services (NCES) solid waste landfill in Bethlehem, received state approval to expand the landfill under the Stage VI expansion permit on October 9, 2020.

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29th of September 2020

PFAS in Firefighting Gear: Diane’s Story

PFAS in Firefighting Gear: Diane’s Story There aren’t many people who would run into a burning building to put out a fire. There also aren’t many people like Diane Cotter. Diane’s husband Paul had a 28-year career at the Worcester Fire Department in Massachusetts. He was the kind of person who inspired everyone to stay […]

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First, we won. Then, they sued. Then, we won again.

First, we won. Then, they sued. Then, we won again. Over a year ago, we wrote to you celebrating that everyday people in New Hampshire had won some of the strongest protections in the nation from the toxic ‘forever’ chemicals known as PFAS. Less than three months later, the same day the protections were about […]

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17th of September 2020

Training Series: Recruiting Online using Action Network

Training Series: Recruiting Online using Action Network Right now, you’re probably not knocking on your neighbors’ doors or holding in-person events to invite people to join you in taking action. But that doesn’t mean your recruitment has to stop. Check out our virtual training on Recruiting Online with Action Network. Recruiting online looks just like […]

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16th of September 2020

MAINERS CALL FOR GREATER PROTECTIONS AT STATE-OWNED LANDFILLS

MAINERS CALL FOR GREATER PROTECTIONS AT STATE-OWNED LANDFILLS For Immediate Release (September 16, 2020) — A group of Maine residents and the Penobscot Nation will call on the Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) at their September 17th meeting to support a citizen’s petition that will ban out-of-state waste from being disposed in State-owned landfills and […]

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15th of September 2020

Our state is not their dumping grounds

Our state is not their dumping grounds Maine has been treated as the dumping ground for trash from across the region. But neighbors across the state are rising up to change that. In Hartland, neighbors have come together to fight a polluting landfill that threatens their water and harms their quality of life. In Old […]

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What should Massachusetts do with our trash?

What should Massachusetts do with our trash? When our trash doesn’t get reduced, reused or recycled, people living next to landfills and trash incinerators pay the price. In Massachusetts, some of those communities are Springfield and Saugus. More than 10 years ago, a biomass incinerator was proposed in Springfield, MA that would burn things like […]

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8th of September 2020

The faces of change on toxic water

The faces of change on toxic water More than 110 million people are estimated to be drinking PFAS-contaminated water in the U.S. alone, and new science suggests that number is actually much higher. These toxic ‘forever’ chemicals found in Teflon, firefighting foam, raingear and more cause cancer, kidney disease, and other serious health problems. Thousands […]

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26th of August 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is Here

Our 2019 Annual Report is Here 2019 feels like forever ago. Looking back, we’ll probably think of this as “before”: before COVID-19, before social distancing, before our work started happening entirely over video call. Hopefully we’ll also think of it as the time before we made historic change to end the climate crisis, stop police […]

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20th of August 2020

Virtual Training Series: Social Media 101

Virtual Training Series: Social Media 101 Are you using social media effectively to take action, recruit new supporters, and build power online? Most people use social media, and that includes people in your community. Social media can be a great tool to reach people who care about your issue and want to take action, especially […]

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