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.

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

Maine Community Defeats Dirty Mining Operation

Stopping quarry construction in Onoro, ME

Biddeford, Maine: Incinerator Finally Closes

Big win for Maine residents fighting for incinerator closure

Residents Travel To PSEG: Shut Down Coal!

Press conference held at New Jersey headquarters

Mind the Store

Call to action: tell the nation’s top ten retailers to get tough on toxic chemicals!

South Hadley, Mass.: Halting A Landfill Expansion

Regional vision to reduce, reuse, and recycle

Creating a Coal-Free New England, One Step at a Time

Portsmouth, NH tired of the old and dirty coal-fired power plant, calls for retirement

Boston, Mass.: State Moves one Step Forward, one Step Back on Zero

DEP will ban large businesses and institutions from sending organic waste, including food scraps and yard waste, to landfills and incinerators

Massive Citizen Outreach Effort Builds Support for Zero Waste

Toxics Action Center’s Citizen Outreach Team alongside New Haven community activist, Lynne Bonnett

Victory! Scarborough Bans Pesticides on Public Land

Maine town residents' organizing wins votes

Moving Past Fossil Fuels

We need to plan for coal plant retirement

Bangor, ME: Mainers organize to stop polluting mining operation

Gravel mining would profoundly harm the Orono Bog Boardwalk

South Portland Moves to Ban Tar Sands Once and for All

Maine Community Organizer Andy Jones addresses the South Portland City Council in support of the Clear Skies Ordinance.

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