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Toxics Action Center’s mission is to work side-by-side with communities, providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.

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Environmental experts say that Baker “clean energy” subsidies will increase greenhouse gas and air pollution in Massachusetts. The House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, chaired by Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline), will hold an oversight ..


Boston, MA– Earlier today, the Boston City Council voted unanimously to ban the distribution of single use plastic shopping bags in checkout lines. The plastic bag ban will decrease litter and plastic waste that ends ..


Every day the Wheelabrator incinerator burns approximately 575 tons of household garbage, commercial trash, and ‘light’ industrial and ‘special’ wastes. More than 5 million tons of trash have been burned in Concord since the incinerator ..

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