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11th of October 2017

Securing a Safe North Branford, Connecticut

Propane facilities pose substantial safety risks – which is why North Branford’s zoning regulations banned them. However, when a propane company wanted to build a facility on land owned by a town councilman, the town changed the rules without consulting its citizens. Residents quickly united to gather over 1,000 signatures requesting a referendum. That’s when […]


New England’s Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant Retires

On May 31st, Brayton Point coal plant, the largest fossil fuel power plant in all of New England, retired permanently. Toxics Action Center first started working with residents in ​Somerset, Mass. a decade ago, and at the time, the town of 18,000 was home to two coal-fired power plants which represented nearly half the community’s […]


Maine Communities Fight for Local Control of Water

At Toxics Action Center, we believe that access to clean water is a human right. This puts us at odds with some powerful interests that are making lots of money by commodifying water. The Swiss corporation Nestlé is one such interest. On the international scene, they have lobbied against water rights and their CEO is […]


Boston Takes Big Strides towards Zero Waste

Zero Waste Boston has great news from this summer: following the coalition’s seven year campaign to move Boston towards policies and programs that reduce waste and increase diversion from toxic incinerators and landfills, the City of Boston is partnering with us to undertake a comprehensive public planning process over the next several months! In May, […]


Another One Bites the Dust: Access Northeast Expansion Project Withdrawn

Thanks to the support of members like you, another pipeline project has been withdrawn! Like the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline, the Spectra Energy (now Enbridge) Access Northeast Expansion (ANE) was large with multiple pieces spread across the region. The proposal included 96 miles of pipeline, a new gas compressor station in Rehoboth, Mass., […]


31st of August 2017

Serious Questions Concerning New Power Plant Proposal

SERIOUS QUESTIONS CONCERNING NEW POWER PLANT PROPOSAL Local and State Groups Say Polluting Plant Wrong Direction for Somerset Somerset–The Coalition for Clean Air South Coast and several statewide and regional organizations held a press conference today where they raised serious questions and concerns about a new power plant proposal for Somerset. The event was held […]


Community Groups Across the Country Speak Out for Water

Community Groups Across the Country Speak Out for Health Protective PFAS Drinking Water Standards following Saint-Gobain Dropping Lawsuit Against the State of Vermont Montpelier, Vt. — The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the State of Vermont challenging the perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) groundwater standards. This […]


4th of August 2017

Casella Announcement That It Will Close Southbridge Landfill

For Immediate Release August 3rd, 2017 Press Statement Re: Casella Announcement That It Will Close Southbridge Landfill Advocates celebrate and call for continued clean-up SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, Aug. 02, 2017 —   Casella Waste Systems, Inc. , a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, today reported its financial results for the three month […]


28th of July 2017

Saint-Gobain Dropping Lawsuit Against the State of Vermont.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   DATE: July 27, 2017 Montpelier, Vt. — The multinational corporation Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics agreed to dismiss the lawsuit against the State of Vermont challenging the perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (“PFOS”) groundwater standards. This new agreement between the State of Vermont and the potentially responsible company to uphold the […]


20th of July 2017

Mass Power Forward Celebrates Spectra’s Decision to Suspend the Access Northeast Pipeline Project

On June 29th, Spectra’s representatives began reaching out to towns impacted by their Access Northeast project. The email read “Algonquin is moving ahead to withdraw the Access Northeast Project from the FERC’s Pre-filing review process.” Groups part of Mass Power Forward reacted: “And another one bites the dust,” said Claire Miller from Toxics Action Center, […]