Hold this polluter accountable for Maine’s air
It was just over a year ago that neighbors in South Portland, Maine found out that Global Partners—the energy company that owns 12 oil tanks in the city— had been exceeding the legal limit for air pollution. Now, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is set to review a new permit from Global Partners—this time allowing pollution five times higher than currently permitted.
7th of May 2020
Launching the Digital Organizing Toolbox
You’re ready to lead winning campaigns to clean up and prevent pollution in your community—and that means tapping into the power of digital organizing. Announcing our Digital Organizing Toolbox, a set of resources, trainings, and tips designed to help you build power online!
8th of April 2020
Advocates to Governor Scott: Prioritize public health and uphold environmental protections, transparency, and public access during COVID-19 crisis
Vermont environmental advocates sent a letter yesterday to Governor Phil Scott thanking him for his efforts to address the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency, and urging him to uphold environmental and public health protections during the crisis, along with public accessibility and transparency.
20th of March 2020
13th of March 2020
What is happening with the oil tanks in South Portland?
Last spring, South Portland neighbors were shocked to learn that Global Partners—the energy company that owns 12 oil tanks in South Portland—had been charged with violating the Clean Air Act for years. We’re working side by side with our friends at Protect South Portland to make sure this polluter is held accountable and our air is protected.
20th of February 2020
Don’t children deserve healthy schools?
In New Hampshire, the momentum is growing to protect children from lead poisoning. Our state has already taken big steps to protect children’s health from lead. Last summer, we won universal lead testing for all children that requires schools to test sinks and water fountains for lead more regularly.
13th of February 2020
Local residents applaud NCES withdrawal of application for landfill expansion
After years of victorious votes, a Clean Water Act violation lawsuit, and consistent organizing to protect Bethlehem’s air, water, and people’s health, local residents celebrate North Country Environmental Services, Inc. (NCES)’s decision to withdraw its application to expand its landfill in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.
13th of January 2020
Solidarity Statement in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Tribe
We the undersigned write in support of the Wet’suwet’en Tribe. We see the work to protect the land from mining/drilling/pipelines, corporate greed and settler colonial mindset as deeply linked to our own work.
8th of January 2020
‘Forever’ chemicals found on Maine dairies and farms
For years, many dairies, farms and neighbors across Maine have been using compost containing treated sludge from wastewater. Until this year, none of them knew that the “forever” chemicals known as PFAS were in that sludge they were spreading across their farms and gardens. Now, every single sample of compost that has been collected from farms in Maine—all 44—has tested positive for at least one PFAS chemical.