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.

Over 300 Gather in Boston for Local Environmental Action

27th annual Local Environmental Action conference

Fighting for a Responsible Future

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

Defending Special Places From Historic Pollution

Protecting Rocky Hill's historic waterfront

Maine Community Defeats Dirty Mining Operation

Stopping quarry construction in Onoro, ME

Mind the Store

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

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

People Rally Against the Pipeline

Residents speak out against Kinder Morgan Pipeline

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.

Bucket Brigade forms to test air pollution

North Providence residents fed up with asphalt plant pollution

25 Years of Calling Attention to New England's "Dirty Dozen"

Toxics Action Center celebrates 25 Years of the Dirty Dozen Awards with New Report Release

Call to Action: Tell NStar’s CEO Tom May to Stop Toxic Pesticide Spraying!

Proposed spraying to control trees and brush beneath power lines

Neighboring Towns Unite to Fight Dangerous Strip Mining Operation

North Providence residents fed up with asphalt plant pollution

Framingham residents work to shut down Masschusetts' most toxic site

The Framingham community group, FACES, takes on General Chemical