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.

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

Join the Movement for 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Send a message to leaders that it's time.

Biddeford, ME: Incinerator Finally Closes

Big win for Maine residents fighting for incinerator closure

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

South Hadley, MA.: Halting A Landfill Expansion

Regional vision to reduce, reuse, and recycle

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.

This Place Matters: Bridgeport, Conn., Residents Say No to Asphalt Crushing

Bridgeport won't let asphalt continue to pollute their community

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

Bangor, ME: Mainers organize to stop polluting mining operation

Gravel mining would profoundly harm the Orono Bog Boardwalk

VT: New Law Pushes Vermont Closer to Zero Waste

This summer, Vermont took another big stride towards zero waste.

Happy Holidays!

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

Malden, MA: Cleaning Up the Toxic Legacy of the Malden River

Residents work to restore river access to community

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

Bristol, VT: Landfill Expansion

Residents work to prevent risky landfill expansion

Blocking Tar Sands Then Banning Pesticides

South Portland activists tackle a new issue

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