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22nd of May 2020

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

Toxic pesticides spraying across Mass.

At a moment when public health is already at risk from COVID-19, Governor Baker is proposing unrestricted spraying of toxic pesticides that can harm our immune and respiratory systems.


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

Join us at Local Environmental Action 2020!

Our annual conference is back! Local Environmental Action 2020 will be on Saturday, March 7, in Boston and you won’t want to miss it. Register today!


‘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.