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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, […]


22nd of June 2017

Environmental Groups Sue Casella Systems Over Contaminated Drinking Wells and Toxics Pollution from a Leaking Landfill

CHARLTON, MA – Toxics Action Center and Environment Massachusetts announced today that they have filed a lawsuit in the federal court in Worcester against Casella Waste Systems, Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, and the Town of Southbridge over the release of toxic pollutants from the Southbridge Landfill that have contaminated drinking water wells and a […]


Brayton Point Coal Plant Closes

Brayton Point Ceases Power Generation in Key Moment for Region’s Energy Future Community leaders and organizations call on Dynegy to collaborate on a just transition for workers and residents. Somerset, Mass. — Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, is slated to cease generating energy today as it […]


Citizens Concerned About Herbicide use on Lake Iroquois Voice Concerns Regarding Toxics & Process

  For Immediate Release: May 4, 2017 6:00pm Hinesburg, VT – Tonight, there was a public hearing in Hinesburg to address the proposed permit (2240-ANC) to inject Lake Iroquois with the herbicide SePRO Sonar AS® (active ingredient fluridone) this spring and summer. “I am not satisfied that the application for permit 2240-ANC adequately addresses all […]


Doubling Down on Climate Progress

Governor Sununu could greatly increase the benefits of reducing power plant pollution Tilton, NH – As the federal government attempts to roll back programs that limit air pollution, Toxics Action Center, Environment New Hampshire and other partner groups released a new report showing that Governor Sununu could increase the benefits of reducing power plant pollution. […]


25th of April 2017

Mass Power Forward Coalition Calls for Bolder Action on Clean Energy from State Legislature

 MASS POWER FORWARD COALITION CALLS FOR BOLDER ACTION ON CLEAN ENERGY FROM STATE LEGISLATURE For Immediate Release — Earlier today, the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy released their version of draft energy omnibus legislation. Mass Power Forward, a statewide coalition of more than 150 environmental, social justice and community groups, businesses, and faith […]


Arise for Social Justice, Toxics Action Center, and the Conservation Law Foundation Push for Biomass Incinerator Site Assignment Hearing

Press Conference on Springfield Public Health Council Site Assignment to be Held on June 6 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 1, 2016 Springfield City Councilor Orlando Ramos will introduce a resolution before the City Council on June 6th urging the Springfield Public Health Council to hold a Site Assignment hearing regarding the proposed biomass incinerator in […]


Rockland, Maine Passes Groundbreaking Energy Policy to Protect Community & Environment

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2016 Rockland, Maine–In response to a 2015 natural gas power plant and pipeline proposal, Rockland residents united to protect their community and environment from potential adverse impacts of this development on their air, water, and quality of life. After months of study and hard work by volunteer committees and city […]


Residents of Graniteville, VT Cheer Rock Crusher Ruling

Vermont Supreme Court Rules Rock Crushers on Rock of Ages Tract Must Obtain Act 250 Permit SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Aug. 15, 2016––On Friday, Aug. 12, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that rock crushers operated by North East Materials Group (NEMG) on the Rock of Ages tract in Graniteville, Vt., are subject to Act 250, Vermont’s […]


South Portland, ME Passes Powerful Pesticide Ordinance

Maine Community Becomes National Leader in Movement to Reduce Pesticides FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE South Portland, ME–On Wednesday, September 7th, the South Portland City Council passed a pesticide use ordinance that makes South Portland the first city in Maine to ban the use of dangerous pesticides on city land and private property. The ordinance, which passed […]