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.

Nationwide: Mind the Store

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

Community Activism Across Connecticut

Congrats to all the amazing leaders working for a healthier Connecticut!

Biddeford, ME: Incinerator Finally Closes

Big win for Maine residents fighting for incinerator closure

CT: 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, MA.: Halting A Landfill Expansion

Regional vision to reduce, reuse, and recycle

Portsmouth, NH: 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, MA.: 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

South Portland, ME: Banning Tar Sands Once and for All

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

New England-wide: 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

Scarborough, ME: Banning Pesticides on Public Land

Maine town residents' organizing wins votes

New England-wide: 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

Framingham, MA: Residents work to shut down Masschusetts' most toxic site

The Framingham community group, FACES, takes on General Chemical

Williston, VT: Test Results Show Lead Contamination Spreading in Vermont town

Lead from nearby shooting range in Williston has not been cleaned up as promised.

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