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23rd of May 2019

Our 2018 Annual Report

There’s power in people coming together and fighting for what’s right. Now, more than ever, it’s up to us to take action to change the way things are going. And thanks to you, it’s working. See all that you’ve accomplished and more in our 2018 Annual Report!


21st of May 2019

Stop this incinerator from making a comeback

More than 10 years ago, a biomass incinerator was proposed in Springfield, MA—the asthma capital of the U.S. For almost 10 years, activists led by Arise for Social Justice have kept it from being built through hard-fought organizing and diligent watch-dogging. But now that’s at risk.


16th of May 2019

This isn’t what we mean by renewable energy

Incineration just doesn’t belong in the same category as wind and solar. A clean, renewable energy future means that the energy we produce is good for our health, our climate, and our planet. It’s possible to fuel our towns and cities with energy that doesn’t pollute our air and water, destroy ecosystems, and exacerbate climate change.


Vermont Governor Signs PFAS Protection Law

Conservation Law Foundation, Toxics Action Center and Vermont Natural Resources Council and Vermont Public Interest Research Group released the following statement today after Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a bill to establish a drinking water standard for five toxic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).


8th of May 2019

Community Groups Urge Baker Administration to Provide More Time, Opportunity for Springfield Residents to Weigh in on New Biomass Rules

Yesterday, on World Asthma Day, ten community groups from Springfield and the Greater Pioneer Valley demanded a public hearing in Springfield on the state’s proposal to allow large-scale biomass electric plants to be subsidized as renewable energy.


3rd of May 2019

Activists win big in fight to protect our water

When we privatize public resources, everyone pays the price. Workers are more likely to face unjust labor practices and threats to unionizing. Public health suffers due to inappropriate infrastructure maintenance. Communities whose land rests on water supplies could have their land seized by eminent domain. The ecosystem where we get our water would be at risk in the hands of for-profit corporations.


26th of April 2019

Key Milestone Transitioning Away from Coal: Brayton Point Water Tower Implosion Statement of Community Leaders and Allies

“This is a milestone for local residents working for years for cleaner air and a healthier, thriving economy for Somerset,” said Sylvia Broude, Executive Director of Toxics Action Center, a public health and environmental non-profit that has worked alongside community members since 2006. “The cooling towers and smokestacks were symbols of the polluting power of the past, and I hope this brings a new chapter in Somerset’s history as a leader in the off-shore wind and clean tech industry.”


23rd of April 2019

Defend South Portland’s Air from Polluters

Just a few weeks ago, Global Partners—the energy company that owns 10 oil tanks in South Portland—agreed to pay a fine after being charged with violating the Clean Air Act for more than a decade. This came as a surprise to city officials and residents who live near the facility and were not notified that Global Partners’ toxic emissions exceeded the levels allowable by the EPA.


12th of April 2019

New Hampshire Safe Water Alliance delivers 1,100 signatures to NHDES urging a better proposal

“New Hampshire could set strong standards to protect our water, or they could leave residents with toxics coming out of their taps. The difference is our health. These signatures show that residents want safe, healthy water. New Hampshire must step up to protect its residents where the EPA hasn’t.”


10th of April 2019

3 reasons why you can’t miss Local Environmental Action

Not registered for Local Environmental Action yet? There are three reasons you should change that today.