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7th of September 2018

Mass Power Forward Coalition Passes Clean Energy Law in Massachusetts

This summer alone, hundreds of people wrote letters, made calls and visited their representatives. Hundreds more rallied at the State House to demand the changes we need to protect our health and save our climate.


Clean Drinking Water Coalition Draws National Attention and EPA Action

For more than a year, Toxics Action Center has coordinated the National PFAS Contamination Coalition, working to build power in communities across the country to stop toxic drinking water contamination. Now, we are working for national change, with the communities most affected front and center.


Video: Tell Governor Baker to Stop Fracked Gas Pipelines

We don’t need any new pipelines in Massachusetts. So why are they still getting built? Watch the video.


5th of September 2018

Advocates call on Governor Baker to be a clean energy leader

As Governor Baker heads into election season, advocates are calling on him to take a stand for clean energy and come out against fracked gas pipelines. Governor Baker has been a proponent of fracked gas despite a growing movement of Massachusetts residents who are calling for a real commitment to clean energy.


4th of September 2018

New report reveals double cost of biomass incineration in New Hampshire

A new report from environmental groups shows the double cost that New Hampshire residents would pay in health impacts and higher utility bills if legislators override Governor Sununu’s veto of a bill subsidizing biomass and trash incineration.


21st of August 2018

Keep the toxic Teflon chemical out of our water

It doesn’t seem possible that the EPA could know our drinking water is toxic and do nothing. But in communities across the country, that’s the reality.


2nd of August 2018

Clean Energy and Climate Justice Organizations React to Conference Energy Bill

The Massachusetts House and Senate Conference Committee released a compromise energy bill tonight that includes the following provisions: boosts the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) annual increase to 2 percent from the current 1 percent starting in 2020, but declines back to 1 percent in 2030; authorizes 1,000 megawatt hours of energy storage and 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind; and expands energy efficiency offerings within the MassSave program.


26th of July 2018

Nashua residents call for cleanup of hazardous Mohawk Tannery site

Nashua residents demanded a safe, responsible cleanup of toxic waste at the Mohawk Tannery site during a public meeting with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday night.


19th of July 2018

Press Release: Emergency Vigil for Climate and Immigrant Justice

On Thursday, July 19, over 300 advocates for climate and immigrant justice joined forces to express their discontent over leadership of the House’s failure to protect the most vulnerable people and communities in Massachusetts. The 300 advocates visited both Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Jeffrey Sanchez, as well as Speaker Robert DeLeo.


13th of July 2018

Advocates Respond to House’s Failed Leadership on Climate

Today, climate and environmental advocates were angered by the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ decision to pass a paltry increase to the renewable portfolio standard, rejecting more progressive options. The Mass Power Forward coalition, comprised of more than 150 member groups supporting climate and environmental justice policies, denounced the bill, H.4738, as an utter abdication of progressive leadership on renewable energy.