Toxics Action Center
Toxics Action Center

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 new agreement between the State of Vermont and the potentially responsible company to uphold the state’s more stringent groundwater standards follows growing scientific […]


Bristol Success Story

Moving Towards Zero Waste “The road was rocky, but eventually the landfill was safely closed, even earlier than we expected, and further environmental risks were avoided.” The Dangers of Landfills Unlined landfills are a relic of a past, when we just chucked our old mattresses, household trash, and car batteries into open holes in the […]


South Portland’s Success Story

South Portland Activists Take on Big Oil and the Chemical Industry Big Oil Comes to Town Canadian tar sands oil is some of the dirtiest in the world. And ExxonMobil was planning to use a World-War-II-era pipeline to pump millions of gallons of the oil through Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, crossing over rivers, the […]


Holyoke Success Story

Holyoke, Massachusetts Neighbors Retire and Redevelop the Mt. Tom Coal Plant Meet Carlos and Rosa Carlos and Rosa Rodriguez, members of community group, Neighbor to Neighbor, moved to Holyoke, Massachusetts years ago from Puerto Rico. Carlos works in a restaurant in the city and Rosa is stays civically active, serving on the board of her […]