Communities in Action

News from the Field

Every year, Toxics Action Center works with thousands of residents, in hundreds of communities across New England.  We organize with neighborhoods for safe drinking water, for clean air, for pesticide-free schools, and dozens of other goals.  Below are updates and stories from just some of the towns, communities, and states working with Toxics Action Center for more sustainable communities.

Campaign for a Coal-Free Commonwealth Launched in Massachusetts

Citizen activism in communities like Somerset and Salem have recently forced retirement of two of the oldest and dirtiest coal plants in Massachusetts. Now residents take on Mt. Tom in Holyoke.

Technology for Grassroots Action

A partnership with Toxics Action Center and the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science

One Step Closer to a Coal-Free Massachusetts

Statewide Coal Plant Revitalization Task Force launches

Berlin, Vt: Community Comes Together to Protect Drinking Water

Berlin Pond, an important drinking water source, was under protection from pollution--until last year.

Chemical Free Lakes Report Released

Resource guide provides information on safe, non-toxic lake management tools

Bridgeport, Ct: Healthy Ct Alliance Turns up the Heat

Work continues to shut down New England's last coal plants

Aroostook town mobilizes to protect aquifer

Crystal residents and Andy Jones of Toxics Action Center appeal before the Board of Environmental Protection in Augusta

Residents voice concerns over proposed Biomass Plant

Springfield, Vermont neighbors worry about air pollution

Dartmouth, MA: Neighbors Band Together for Clean Water

SouthCoast Alliance for a Cleaner tomorrow advocates for "No Pollution Solution"

Connecticut Aims for Zero Waste

Increasing Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Retiring Coal Across New England

New group forms in Connecticut

Activists in South Portland Stand Up to ExxonMobil's Tar Sands Plan

Pipeline located within 1000ft of Southern Maine reservoir

Vermont denies Springfield Biomass project

Victory for citizens and national movement

People Rally Against the Pipeline

Residents speak out against Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Over 300 Gather in Boston for Local Environmental Action

27th annual Local Environmental Action conference

Defending Special Places From Historic Pollution

Protecting Rocky Hill's historic waterfront

Fighting for a Responsible Future

How fracked gas pipelines threaten our energy future in Vermont and Massachussetts