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5th of August 2021

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residents won a major victory when the permit for the biomass incinerator, planned for a residential neighborhood, was revoked!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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FIGHTING LANDFILLS WITH ZERO WASTE SOLUTIONS

In New Hampshire’s North Country, community leaders have fought one landfill after another. With every landfill proposal or expansion, neighbors have come together to fight it.

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3rd of May 2021

One town vs. a deep-pocketed polluter

Eliot Wessler has deep roots in New Hampshire’s North Country. His family lived in Bethlehem for many years, and wherever else he’s lived, his heart has always been in New Hampshire.

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What solidarity looks like in two New Hampshire towns

Neighbors in towns like Bethlehem, Dalton, Littleton and Carroll don’t want their community to be treated as the dumping ground for the region.

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