Community Action Works
Community Action Works


17th of June 2022

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, Morgan Folger, Environment America Research & Policy Center Destination: Zero Carbon Campaign Director, 267-609-6810,  Matt Casale, U.S. PIRG Education Fund Environment Campaigns Director, 609-610-8002, Mark Morgenstein, Media Relations Director, 678-427-1671,   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 –; (914) 310-8439 Liz Stanton – 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,, 617-721-2858 Maureo Fernandez y Mora,, 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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19th of November 2021

A Pesticide Organizing Playbook for Maine

The Pesticide Organizing Playbook is a step-by-step guide to passing a strong pesticide ordinance in your community, specifically for cities and towns in Maine.

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25th of October 2021

Stories from the Frontlines: Episode 2 of our Podcast is out!

Hear Ian McDonald tell the story of the fight to stop a second polluting power plant in one Connecticut town, from the first red flag in 2016 to where the campaign stands today.

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19th of October 2021

Stories of everyday people in a podcast you’ll love

We’re so excited to share this podcast, and not just because it’s our first one ever. This podcast features one of the most powerful community leaders we’ve worked with: Alice Arena.

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18th of October 2021

Too Little Too Late: Statement from Zero Waste Massachusetts on the 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan

While some new initiatives were announced, the Plan falls far short of what is needed to curb climate pollution from trash, improve public health, and eliminate the burdens on environmental justice communities in the commonwealth.

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