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25th of April 2017

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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Rockland, Maine Passes Groundbreaking Energy Policy to Protect Community & Environment

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2016 Rockland, Maine–In response to a 2015 natural gas power plant and pipeline proposal, Rockland residents united to protect their community and environment from potential adverse impacts of this development on their air, water, and quality of life. After months of study and hard work by volunteer committees and city […]

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Residents of Graniteville, VT Cheer Rock Crusher Ruling

Vermont Supreme Court Rules Rock Crushers on Rock of Ages Tract Must Obtain Act 250 Permit SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Aug. 15, 2016––On Friday, Aug. 12, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that rock crushers operated by North East Materials Group (NEMG) on the Rock of Ages tract in Graniteville, Vt., are subject to Act 250, Vermont’s […]

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South Portland, ME Passes Powerful Pesticide Ordinance

Maine Community Becomes National Leader in Movement to Reduce Pesticides FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE South Portland, ME–On Wednesday, September 7th, the South Portland City Council passed a pesticide use ordinance that makes South Portland the first city in Maine to ban the use of dangerous pesticides on city land and private property. The ordinance, which passed […]

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Vermont Residents Alarmed by Lax Oversight, Safety Problems on Pipeline

Community Groups, Allies Calling on Federal Government to Step In FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCTOBER 18th 2016 Vermont — A coalition of Vermont groups, including Protect Geprags Park, Community Action Works, 350 Vermont, Central Vermont Climate Action, Just Power, Vermonters for a Clean Environment, Upper Valley Affinity Group, and Rutland Climate Coalition has requested that the […]

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On Day After Election, Springfield Residents Pack Public Hearing on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Community Members Call for RGGI To Ramp Down Pollution, Protect and Benefit Disadvantaged Communities For Immediate Release-November 9th, 2016 Springfield, Mass.–Following a long election night, Springfield residents filled the room at a public hearing on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the Northeast’s carbon trading program. Community members shared their stories of struggling with health problems […]

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Community Leaders Call on Governor Baker to Stand Against the Weymouth Compressor Station

Residents, Statewide Coalition Leaders React to FERC Decision on the Spectra Energy Project For Immediate Release-January 26, 2017 On January 25th, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a certificate of public necessity and convenience for Spectra’s Atlantic Bridge pipeline expansion project, clearing the way for the project to move forward. This project includes a compressor […]

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It’s Time to Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water

[Boston] – Citing growing evidence of pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, a coalition of lawmakers, public health, community, and environmental leaders today launched a new Get the Lead Out campaign. An analysis by MASSPIRG and Environment Massachusetts of 16 state laws gave Massachusetts a grade of ”D”, inadequate to prevent children’s drinking water […]

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It’s Time to Get the Lead out of School Drinking Water

New Report Release Click here to download the report.   Contact: Deirdre Cummings, DCummings@MASSPIRG.org, 617-747-4319 Representative Lori Ehrlich, Lori.Ehrlich@MAHouse.gov, 617-722-2430 Ben Hellerstein, Ben@environmentmassachusetts.org, 914-420-9606 Sylvia Broude, Sylvia@communityactionworks.org, 617-747-4407

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Lawmakers Respond to PFOA Contamination by Working to Better Safeguard Public from Toxic Chemical Exposure

On the one-year anniversary of the discovery of PFOA contamination in private drinking water supplies in Bennington, lawmakers are working to improve toxic pollution protections for Vermonters FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE One year ago this week, the toxic chemical PFOA was discovered in private wells in Bennington and North Bennington, Vermont. Since then, PFOA has been […]

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