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22nd of May 2018

Residents of poisoned communities nationwide demand a seat at the table with EPA

Residents of poisoned communities nationwide demand a seat at the table with EPA Communities affected by PFAS in drinking water demand to be included in decisions on cleanup and regulation For immediate release: May 22, 2018 Media contacts: Shaina Kasper Shaina@toxicsaction.org (802) 922-4780 Washington, D.C. — Today kicks off the the EPA’s National Leadership Summit […]


14th of May 2018

Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Toxics Action Center and Conservation Law Foundation filed a federal lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court in Concord against Casella Waste Systems, Inc. and North Country Environmental Services, Inc. for illegal discharges of pollutants from the Bethlehem Landfill into the Ammonoosuc River.


Mass Medical Society Physicians Say Neonicotinoid Insecticides Pose Potential Harm to Public Health

A group of Massachusetts doctors has expressed concern that the neonicotinoid pesticides causing honey bee colony collapse also have serious human health impacts. At their annual meeting, The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) passed a resolution that notes their concern about the public health impacts of neonicotinoids and calls for continued research to develop less hazardous alternatives. This resolution comes as the Massachusetts legislature is considering a bill, H. 4041 – An Act to Protect Massachusetts Pollinators, to restrict the use of these insecticides to licensed applicators.


11th of May 2018

Alliance for Health and Environment Emphatically Supports Conservation Law Foundation and Saugus Board of Health Appeal of MassDEP Wheelabrator Saugus Decision

The Alliance for Health and Environment announces its full support of the Conservation Law Foundation and the Town of Saugus’ Board of Health decision to appeal the recent MassDEP decision to approve a permit for Wheelabrator Saugus to expand its ash landfill. Under the permit, Wheelabrator Saugus would be able to uncap 39 acres in two drainage valleys and fill them with over 500,000 tons of incinerator ash over the next five to ten years.


3rd of May 2018

Ending our toxic waste problem

“People say that waste is a verb, not a noun, and that it is something we do,” said Katie. “I like that idea because it encourages responsibility for how we handle our valuable resources. We must stop turning these resources into air pollution and toxic ash.”


2nd of May 2018

Protect Vermonters, Not Polluters: Support S. 197

At Toxics Action Center, we believe that polluters should be held accountable. Vermont has the chance to do just that by passing legislation to support people who have been poisoned with toxic contamination.


1st of May 2018

NH: Tell Your Senators to Oppose HB 1515

Over 10 years ago, we helped ban burning construction and demolition (C&D) waste in New Hampshire because it is dangerous to our health and environment. But now there’s legislation before the Senate that could bring the state backwards.


11th of April 2018

Alliance for Health and Environment Decries Baker Administration’s Decision to Allow Wheelabrator to Expand Saugus Ash Landfill

In the wake of Monday’s announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to grant a final permit to Wheelabrator Saugus to extend the life of its ash landfill, local officials and respected environmental advocacy groups are expressing strong disapproval of the Baker administration’s decision.


5th of April 2018

National Teflon Day

This Friday is #NationalTeflonDay and we’re talking about the toxic side of the infamous non-stick chemical: PFAS. You’ve probably heard us talk about PFAS, but how much do you really know about this class of chemicals and how they got in our drinking water? Get caught up in two minutes by watching our video.


20th of March 2018

Vermont Advocacy Groups File Brief Contesting Industry Opposition to Regulating Toxic PFOA

Toxics Action Center (TAC), Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) and the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) filed a brief in a lawsuit brought by Saint-Gobain challenging the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) regulation of perfluorooctanic Acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Saint-Gobain, the company identified by ANR as responsible for the release of PFOA and PFOS that has contaminated water supplies and soil in Bennington, alleges in their lawsuit that there is not scientific support for the PFOA and PFOS limits set for drinking water and groundwater by ANR in its rule.