Massachusetts Blog Posts

Nina Frame - Massachusetts Intern

I am part of a generation that is not protected from mercury exposure

August 27, 2018

When legislators and government agencies make decisions, we request they consider my generation’s future and the potential of our lives, and those that will come after. A life riddled and intertwined with the threats of this heavy metal was not what our parents had in mind, yet it is what we face. We urge state and federal governments to protect us from these dangers and allow us to live our lives free of the effects of mercury and we call upon them to make decisions to ensure that our children are the first generation that is truly protected from mercury exposure.

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang

Important victories in Massachusetts, but much more work ahead of us.

August 9, 2018

The Massachusetts legislative session ended on July 31st. Overall, it was a controversial session that has been characterized as much by what didn’t happen as by what did. The two environmental actions taken by the legislature this session were environmental justice funding in the state budget, and a compromise clean energy bill. They also passed an environmental bond bill, but it is not clear how much it will raise and what impacts it will have.

"Let us breathe" environmental justice protest in Massachusetts

Energy Efficiency Can Trump Climate Policy Failures

July 27, 2018

Battles over renewable energy policy in Massachusetts have occupied center stage for climate advocates in recent months, with joint letters, media op-eds, petitions, and rallies drawing large interest from those concerned about worsening climate impacts.

Ellie (3rd from left) joins Clean Water Action in honoring Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) for her work on legislation to ban toxic flame retardants

How to Connect and Inspire: Ellie Goldberg

July 27, 2018

This is the second in a series of interviews with Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board Members.

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang

Massachusetts Senate Passes Flame Retardants Bill

July 17, 2018

This Children and Firefighters Protection act is important for the health and safety of all Massachusetts residents, especially to those two important groups who are most vulnerable to toxic flame retardant exposure!

Solar panels, photo: istock

Massachusetts Senate Passes Clean Energy Bill

June 20, 2018

Last week, the Massachusetts Senate passed a landmark clean energy bill, S.2545, An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. While the fight is not over, and a House version still needs to pass, this bill is a strong signal to the world that Massachusetts wants to be on the forefront of climate policy and justice.