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22nd of May 2020

One river, a community of leaders, and corporate pollution

One river, a community of leaders, and corporate pollution For years, the General Electric Company (GE) polluted the Berkshires in Massachusetts with PCBs before the toxics were banned by the EPA. And for years since, community leaders have been fighting for a full cleanup of the Housatonic River that holds GE accountable for that pollution. […]


Hold this polluter accountable for Maine’s air

It was just over a year ago that neighbors in South Portland, Maine found out that Global Partners—the energy company that owns 12 oil tanks in the city— had been exceeding the legal limit for air pollution. Now, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is set to review a new permit from Global Partners—this […]


7th of May 2020

Launching the Digital Organizing Toolbox

You’re ready to lead winning campaigns to clean up and prevent pollution in your community—and that means tapping into the power of digital organizing. Announcing our Digital Organizing Toolbox, a set of resources, trainings, and tips designed to help you build power online!


15th of April 2020

Letter to Governor Sununu on COVID-19

We understand that in the context of a crisis of this scale, sometimes steps must be taken that deviate from the norm to address acute needs. At the same time, and with important progress over the years to protect and restore the health of our environment and communities, we want to ensure that any actions taken by the state during this crisis are consistent with and do not undermine New Hampshire’s efforts to advance environmental protection and our communities’ health and safety.


8th of April 2020

Advocates to Governor Scott: Prioritize public health and uphold environmental protections, transparency, and public access during COVID-19 crisis

Vermont environmental advocates sent a letter yesterday to Governor Phil Scott thanking him for his efforts to address the unprecedented COVID-19 emergency, and urging him to uphold environmental and public health protections during the crisis, along with public accessibility and transparency.


20th of March 2020

Action Needed: Toxic pesticides spraying across Mass

At a moment when public health is already at risk from COVID-19, Governor Baker is proposing unrestricted spraying of toxic pesticides that can harm our immune and respiratory systems. Right now, a bill before our legislators (H. 4650) could allow broadcast spraying of toxic pesticides across Massachusetts. Send a letter today to ask legislators to […]


13th of March 2020

What is happening with the oil tanks in South Portland?

Last spring, South Portland neighbors were shocked to learn that Global Partners—the energy company that owns 12 oil tanks in South Portland—had been charged with violating the Clean Air Act for years. We’re working side by side with our friends at Protect South Portland to make sure this polluter is held accountable and our air […]


20th of February 2020

Don’t children deserve healthy schools?

In New Hampshire, the momentum is growing to protect children from lead poisoning. Send a letter to your representatives to support SB 599, a bill that will protect children from lead-contaminated water in schools and childcare centers. Our state has already taken big steps to protect children’s health from lead. Last summer, we won universal […]


13th of February 2020

Local residents applaud NCES withdrawal of application for landfill expansion

After years of victorious votes, a Clean Water Act violation lawsuit, and consistent organizing to protect Bethlehem’s air, water, and people’s health, local residents celebrate North Country Environmental Services, Inc. (NCES)’s decision to withdraw its application to expand its landfill in Bethlehem, New Hampshire.


13th of January 2020

Solidarity Statement in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Tribe

We the undersigned write in support of the Wet’suwet’en Tribe. We see the work to protect the land from mining/drilling/pipelines, corporate greed and settler colonial mindset as deeply linked to our own work.