Massachusetts

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Boston’s Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance and the Path Towards Equity in Environmental Law

October 12, 2021

Good news! Last week, the Boston City Council unanimously voted for the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance to become law. 

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Despair or Action: What Do YOU Choose

September 15, 2021

The latest report  from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we are terrifyingly close to  the point of no return in terms of stemming the worst impact of the climate crisis. The world’s on fire and it's only going to get worse unless we act.

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Living with PFAS in the Water

June 21, 2021

97% of Americans already have traces of PFAS in their blood, making it clear that this is an issue that everyone has a stake in. Drinking clean water is a basic human right. Whether it is you, or someone you love that is in the 97%, we must all take action today.

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We all need to breathe. The road to Asthma Justice.

May 3, 2021

Every year in May, World Asthma Day is held to raise awareness about asthma around the globe.

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Women's History Month - Recognizing The Women Who Inspire Us

March 15, 2021

In recognition of Women’s History Month, Clean Water Action is thrilled to raise the voices of strong women in the environmental justice field who continue to encourage us to take action and better our communities.

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TJX announces new restrictions on toxic chemicals as part of new chemicals strategy

February 1, 2021

Last month, TJX—the parent company of TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, Home Goods, and Sierra Trading Post—announced on its website it is developing an expanded “Chemical Management” strategy

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The Veto of Bill S.2995: A [Painfully] Missed Opportunity

January 27, 2021

What could have been a momentous step towards achieving environmental justice and equity was instead a painfully missed opportunity.

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VICTORY! Massachusetts Flame Retardants ban signed into law

January 4, 2021
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Chime in on Energy Efficiency Justice

December 9, 2020

You may have called upon the services of Mass Save.  Free of charge, they will send someone out to your house and evaluate the efficiency of your home or business, replace your light bulbs with high efficiency LEDs and give recommendations on how to increase the efficiency of your home. 

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In Massachusetts, we count every vote

November 12, 2020

Because “count every vote” isn’t just a slogan – it’s an acknowledgement that every single voter’s voice matters, and an affirmation that we will stand by our electoral process even – and especially – when it’s hard.