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2nd of May 2022

Statement: Groups Praise PFAS Interagency Task Force Work and Call for Immediate Action

For immediate release: 4/20/2022 Contact: Leigh-Anne Cole,, 617-721-2858 Maureo Fernandez y Mora,, 505-660-2818 Statement: Groups Praise PFAS Interagency Task Force Work and Call for Immediate Action  BOSTON – The state PFAS Interagency Task Force , established by the Legislature last year, released their final report to the Legislature about a class of chemicals […]

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23rd of October 2019

When the Climate Fight is Close to Home

Last month, more than 6 million people took to the streets to demand action on climate in the largest-ever global climate mobilization. And in New Hampshire, residents came together to stop the coal-fired power plant in Bow, the last major coal-fired power plant in New England without an expiration date. People across the globe are rising up for climate action. But the fight is also happening right here on the ground in the Northeast, in communities dealing with the reality of dirty fossil fuel energy.

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22nd of March 2019

Green New Deal Road Tour Launch

We are proud to co-sponsor the Green New Deal Road Tour Launch in Boston! At the Road Tour’s Boston stop, attendees will hear from a number of political, movement, and community leaders about how and how it will affect them. The Boston Road Tour launch aims to set the Green New Deal vision at the national […]

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31st of October 2018

CLF and Partners Petition for New Drinking Water Standards in Vermont

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and several partner organizations have filed a petition to push the State of Vermont to adopt new drinking water standards that protect the public from the dangers of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). Without a new standard, public water systems in Vermont are not required to regularly monitor for PFAS compounds or to treat water with unsafe levels of these toxic chemicals.

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4th of September 2018

New report reveals double cost of biomass incineration in New Hampshire

A new report from environmental groups shows the double cost that New Hampshire residents would pay in health impacts and higher utility bills if legislators override Governor Sununu’s veto of a bill subsidizing biomass and trash incineration.

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31st of July 2018

Clean Energy and Climate Justice Organizations React to Conference Energy Bill

The Massachusetts House and Senate released a compromise energy bill which falls far short of what the Senate passed in June.

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11th of July 2018

DC Safe Healthy Playing Fields Letter to Mayor Bowser

July 10, 2018 Dear Mayor Bowser, We, the undersigned organizations and businesses, are writing to strongly urge that the District government stop installing synthetic turf and poured in place (PIP) playgrounds in Washington, D.C. There is a growing body of evidence that these synthetic surfaces endanger children’s health, are harmful to our environment, and are […]

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5th of July 2018

Australia’s contamination crisis – communities form new Coalition

Australia’s contamination crisis – communities form new Coalition For immediate release: July 2, 2018 Contact: Lindsay Clout: 0437 300 377 Chris Fogarty: 0420 928 824 Communities battling contamination from toxic PFAS chemicals that have leaked from Defence and commercial sites have banded together to highlight a growing environmental and health crisis across Australia. The Coalition […]

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11th of October 2017

Toxics Action Lead Plaintiff Against Casella Waste

This June, Community Action Works and Environment Massachusetts announced that they have filed a lawsuit in the federal court in Worcester against Casella Waste Systems over the release of toxic pollutants from the Southbridge Landfill. The landfill’s pollution has contaminated more than 80 home’s drinking water wells, a nearby stream and wetlands with lead, 1,4-dioxane, […]

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