Bethlehem votes to reject landfill expansion, record turnout amid snow
Once again, Bethlehem residents vote to protect their health, the natural environment, and economic diversity by rejecting the proposed landfill expansion.
13th of March 2018
Growing power of grassroots movements for change
Growing power of grassroots movements for change By Sylvia Broude, Executive Director of Toxics Action Center Local Environmental Action 2018 Opening Address It’s hard to know where to start when it comes to making sense of current events. I don’t have to tell you what a bad year it’s been. And to be honest, things […]
9th of March 2018
34 Vermont Towns Pass Resolutions Seeking Climate Solutions
On Town Meeting Day, Vermont residents from 34 towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions seeking climate solutions. The exact wording of each resolution varied, but all the resolutions acknowledged the severity of climate change, urged the State of Vermont to meet its goals for 90% renewable energy, and called for a fair and equitable […]
8th of March 2018
Environmental groups to sue Casella Waste Systems over releasing toxic pollution from leaking landfill into Ammonoosuc River
Toxics Action Center and Conservation Law Foundation issued a formal notice to Casella Waste Systems, Inc. that the two organizations intend to file a lawsuit against Casella for illegal discharges of pollutants from the Bethlehem Landfill into the Ammonoosuc River.
22nd of February 2018
Westfield representatives pledge support for PFAS blood testing
Today, Westfield Residents Advocating For Themselves (WRAFT) celebrates its first birthday with cupcakes, balloons and pledges from elected officials to advocate for testing to determine the levels perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their blood.
Victory for clean air in Quiet Corner as company ends bid to build new gas plant in Killingly
“The ISO sent a clear message that more dirty energy in Killingly isn’t necessary,” said Mary Jones, community organizer with Toxics Action Center. “We’re pleased with the ISO’s evaluation of the Killingly plant because it confirms what community members have been saying for years: there is no reason residents should be exposed to the dangers of a pointless, polluting power plant.”
16th of February 2018
Press Release: Elected Officials, Environmental Groups, & Citizens Speak Out Against Wheelabrator Proposal to Expand Saugus Ash Landfill
Local officials, environmental advocacy groups, and Saugus and Revere residents joined together in the shadow of Wheelabrator Saugus’ incinerator and ash landfill to speak out against the company’s proposal to expand its unlined landfill located on Route 107 in Saugus.
15th of February 2018
31st of January 2018
90 Sign on to Protect IRIS Chemical Hazard Assessment Program
Toxics Action Center was one of 90 people and organizations to sign on to a letter calling on the National Academies to protect the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), the chemical hazard assessment program. The EPA, along with local, state and federal government, use IRIS to inform health limits for chemicals.
22nd of January 2018
Moms and advocates speak out for protections on toxics in children’s products
Parents, advocates, and concerned residents spoke out today in downtown Burlington to demand that Governor Scott stop delaying the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products.