Communities In Action

100% Renewable Energy for Massachusetts

Toxics Action Center and grassroots community leaders have worked for decades to help Massachusetts transition away from fossil fuels like coal and fracked gas. Now, we're teaming up to move our state to 100% renewable energy. Let's power forward, together. Sign our petition to help create a Commonwealth that runs on 100% renewable energy.

Our Climate, Our Communities, Our Chance

Climate change is here, and it's urgent. All too often in New England, the communities that are the most at risk are living at the margins or overburdened by polluting fossil fuel infrastructure. The good news? Right now, New England governors have a chance to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector more quickly than ever before -- for everyone. Click here to learn more and to lend your support to a cleaner and more just New England.

Gardeners Beware

Your favorite flower might be hiding a dirty secret. Neonicotinoids, a highly toxic class of pesticide, are widely used on plants by major retailers like Ace Hardware and Walmart. These pesticides are responsible for killing millions of bees and can have a devastating effect on human health.
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Toxics Action Center is hiring!

We’re looking for people to join our team of organizers across New England
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Our 2015 Annual Report is Here!

Read all about incredible citizen organizing across New England
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Problems and Solutions

Since 1987, Toxics Action Center organizers have worked side by side with more than 750 communities across New England to clean up hazardous waste sites, reduce industrial pollution, curb pesticide use, ensure healthy land use, replace dangerous chemicals with safer alternatives, and oppose dangerous waste, energy, and industrial facilities. We work on issues where environmental pollution threatens our health. Read more


Vermont Residents Alarmed by Lax Oversight, Safety Problems on Pipeline

Community Groups, Allies Calling on Federal Government to Step In

South Portland, ME Passes Powerful Pesticide Ordinance

Maine Community Becomes National Leader in Movement to Reduce Pesticides

Residents of Graniteville, VT Cheer Rock Crusher Ruling

Vermont Supreme Court Rules Rock Crushers on Rock of Ages Tract Must Obtain Act 250 Permit

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

Arise for Social Justice, Toxics Action Center, 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