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29th of August 2017

New Health Questionnaire Launched in Hoosick Falls, Petersburg and North Bennington

For Immediate Release: A news conference to launch a new project focused on identifying illnesses possibly linked to people exposed to the toxic chemical PFOA will be held on Tuesday August 29. The project will focus on residents of Hoosick Falls, New York, Petersburg, New York and Bennington, Vermont. The questionnaire is supported by the “Understanding PFOA Project” […]

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4th of August 2017

Casella Announcement That It Will Close Southbridge Landfill

For Immediate Release August 3rd, 2017 Press Statement Re: Casella Announcement That It Will Close Southbridge Landfill Advocates celebrate and call for continued clean-up SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, Aug. 02, 2017 —   Casella Waste Systems, Inc. , a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today reported its financial results for the three month […]

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28th of July 2017

Saint-Gobain Dropping Lawsuit Against the State of Vermont.

Montpelier, Vt. — The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the State of Vermont challenging the perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) groundwater standards. This new agreement between the State of Vermont and the potentially responsible company to uphold the state’s more stringent groundwater standards follows growing scientific evidence and escalating community concern regarding the toxicity of these chemicals even at very small concentrations.

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20th of July 2017

Mass Power Forward Celebrates Spectra’s Decision to Suspend the Access Northeast Pipeline Project

On June 29th, Spectra’s representatives began reaching out to towns impacted by their Access Northeast project. The email read “Algonquin is moving ahead to withdraw the Access Northeast Project from the FERC’s Pre-filing review process.” Groups part of Mass Power Forward reacted: “And another one bites the dust,” said Claire Miller from Community Action Works, […]

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22nd of June 2017

Environmental Groups Sue Casella Systems Over Contaminated Drinking Wells and Toxics Pollution from a Leaking Landfill

CHARLTON, MA – Community Action Works and Environment Massachusetts announced today that they have filed a lawsuit in the federal court in Worcester against Casella Waste Systems, Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, and the Town of Southbridge over the release of toxic pollutants from the Southbridge Landfill that have contaminated drinking water wells and a […]

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Brayton Point Coal Plant Closes

Brayton Point Ceases Power Generation in Key Moment for Region’s Energy Future Community leaders and organizations call on Dynegy to collaborate on a just transition for workers and residents. Somerset, Mass. — Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, is slated to cease generating energy today as it […]

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Citizens Concerned About Herbicide use on Lake Iroquois Voice Concerns Regarding Toxics & Process

  For Immediate Release: May 4, 2017 6:00pm Hinesburg, VT – Tonight, there was a public hearing in Hinesburg to address the proposed permit (2240-ANC) to inject Lake Iroquois with the herbicide SePRO Sonar AS® (active ingredient fluridone) this spring and summer. “I am not satisfied that the application for permit 2240-ANC adequately addresses all […]

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Doubling Down on Climate Progress

Governor Sununu could greatly increase the benefits of reducing power plant pollution Tilton, NH – As the federal government attempts to roll back programs that limit air pollution, Community Action Works, Environment New Hampshire and other partner groups released a new report showing that Governor Sununu could increase the benefits of reducing power plant pollution. […]

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25th of April 2017

Mass Power Forward Coalition Calls for Bolder Action on Clean Energy from State Legislature

 MASS POWER FORWARD COALITION CALLS FOR BOLDER ACTION ON CLEAN ENERGY FROM STATE LEGISLATURE For Immediate Release — Earlier today, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy released their version of draft energy omnibus legislation. Mass Power Forward, a statewide coalition of more than 150 environmental, social justice and community groups, businesses, and faith […]

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Arise for Social Justice, Community Action Works, and the Conservation Law Foundation Push for Biomass Incinerator Site Assignment Hearing

Press Conference on Springfield Public Health Council Site Assignment to be Held on June 6 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2016 Springfield City Councilor Orlando Ramos will introduce a resolution before the City Council on June 6th urging the Springfield Public Health Council to hold a Site Assignment hearing regarding the proposed biomass incinerator in […]

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