Massachusetts News

Boston Releases Plan to Move City to Zero Waste

June 19, 2019

Today, the City of Boston announced a set of recommendations that will bring the city into the zero waste economy, moving away from a polluting waste system and creating good jobs for local residents.

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Statement from Clean Water Action Opposing the Use of Clear Plastic Bags for Recycling

August 7, 2019

We appreciate many elements of Worcester’s proposed Clean City Program that will educate the public, create new waste programs, and reduce litter in the city.  However, the provision to mandate clear plastic bags for recycling is not going to reduce waste--in fact it is wasteful--and there is little empirical evidence to justify its inclusion.  

Bill to protect kids and firefighters from toxic flame retardants takes a step towards passage

June 26, 2019

Today the Joint Committee on Public Health of the Massachusetts legislature took swift and decisive action to protect the health of kids and firefighters.

Holding TJX accountable for their failing score

TJX must move away from harmful chemicals, say advocates at annual shareholder meeting

June 4, 2019

Clean Water Action joined advocates and consumers at the TJX annual shareholder meeting to ask the retailer to improve its efforts to tackle toxic chemicals.

Key Milestone Transitioning Away from Coal: Brayton Point Water Tower Implosion

“The fight for climate justice is one of the biggest battles we face,” said Cindy Luppi, New England Director, Clean Water Action, who has partnered with local leaders and health groups since the 1990s on these efforts.  “We know our children’s future depends on us moving away from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, but we have to find real world solutions that show respect for workers and communities, and keep the lights on powered with clean energy at the same time. ”

Clean Water Action presents the Lead Reduction Leadership award to the City of Chelsea

What can be done to address lead in Massachusetts communities?

March 28, 2019

Community members, Cities, States and the Federal Government all have a role to play

Communities can:

Find out whether or not you have a lead service line!