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19th of August 2020

These neighbors are saying Don’t Waste ME

These neighbors are saying Don’t Waste ME Most people don’t know where our trash goes when we throw it away. But Ed might. If not for the forest cover, it’s possible that Ed Spencer could see your trash from his backyard. Ed lives a mile and three-quarters away from the largest landfill in Maine: the […]

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Why is out-of-state trash coming to Maine?

Why is out-of-state trash coming to Maine? Maine has a trash problem. But it’s not Maine’s trash that’s the problem. Maine has a rule that no trash from out of state can end up in state-owned landfills. That’s good news because all landfills leak, and when they do, it means a toxic cocktail from decades […]

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Out of this crisis came leaders

Out of this crisis came leaders Everyone has that moment when you realize you need to do something about what’s happening to our health and environment. For an ever-growing number of community leaders, that moment was when they found out their water had been poisoned. The ‘forever’ chemicals known as PFAS—found in Teflon, raingear, firefighting […]

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Take charge of your mold

Take charge of your mold What is it and how does it impact me? Mold is a fungus growth that occurs on food or in a home or other moist warm conditions. Did you know that in large quantities, this small fungus can impact your health and the health of your community? Mold impacts health […]

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17th of August 2020

These pipelines will never be built

These pipelines will never be built A win against fracked gas is a win for all of us, and we have some great news to celebrate. With your support, community leaders in New Hampshire have stopped the Granite Bridge fracked gas pipeline and the Lebanon-Hanover pipeline and gas depot! Fighting a fracked gas pipeline means […]

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5th of August 2020

The story that started it all

More than three decades ago, parents in Woburn, MA took action to protect the health of their children when the chemical company W.R. Grace poisoned their drinking water. That contamination eventually claimed the lives of 14 children.

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Action needed to help victims of toxic water contamination

Neighbors across New Hampshire have been drinking poisoned water.

Now, Governor Sununu is considering signing a bill that would get our neighbors access to medical monitoring—which is the best chance we have at protecting poisoned families’ health.

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25th of July 2020

Training Series: How to have great online meetings

If you’re fighting for a healthy and just world, your work is more important now than ever.

But you might need new skills and tools to keep it going. And one foundational skill for organizing in this moment is how to hold a great meeting online.

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21st of July 2020

Mass Power Forward Coalition Responds to Attorney General Decision on Brookline Gas Moratorium

Mass Power Forward Coalition Responds to Attorney General Decision on Brookline Gas Moratorium Today the Attorney General’s office announced a long-awaited decision on the 2019 Brookline ordinance that sought to eliminate the use of explosive gas in new building construction. The municipal ordinance was modeled after similar efforts in California municipalities, including the city of […]

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26th of June 2020

Why We Changed Our Name

Our work has grown stronger year after year thanks to members like you who know that real, lasting change takes root when people get together and take action at the local level. So, why change now? Well, we’re not. Our mission and vision will always be the same. But our name is changing, and here’s why.

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