News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center

Polluters dumping into Massachusetts’ waterways

Industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Massachusetts’ waterways 124 times over 21 months, according to a new report by the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center.

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New scorecard: Massachusetts’ congressional delegation stands up for our environment and our families’ health

Environment Massachusetts released its federal scorecard today, evaluating how the state’s congressional delegation has voted on clean air, clean water and other environmental protections.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

Less Shelter from the Storm

After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma recently pummeled our coasts, Environment Massachusetts warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm- related impacts.  The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment Massachusetts also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future.

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Senator Markey receives environmental champion award

Today, Environment Massachusetts gave Senator Ed Markey an Environmental Champion Award for his commitment to protecting our environment and public health. The Senator received a 100% on the environmental scorecard for his overwhelming support of clean air, clean water, and open spaces.

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Baker administration gets "C" grade for environmental protection

As Earth Day approaches and environmental protection is in the crosshairs at the federal level, seven leading environmental organizations released a report card grading the second year of the Baker administration on its environmental policies and leadership. The administration received the mediocre grade of "C."

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Trump order threatens Massachusetts' rivers, streams

Today, President Donald Trump signed an executive order instructing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw its defense of the Clean Water Rule in federal court.

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It's time to get the lead out of school drinking water

Citing growing evidence of pervasive lead contamination in schools’ drinking water, a coalition of lawmakers, public health, community, and environmental leaders today launched a new Get the Lead Out campaign.

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Environmental groups to sue Casella Waste Systems over pollution from Southbridge, Mass., landfill

Toxics Action Center and Environment Massachusetts announced today that they have sent a formal notice of intent to sue Casella Waste Systems, Southbridge Recycling & Disposal Park, and the Town of Southbridge over the contamination of drinking water and a nearby stream and wetlands by the Southbridge Landfill.

News Release | Environment America

Clean water wins as Congress rejects budget rider

Due to overwhelming public support, the Clean Water Rule has now withstood every attack that polluters could muster in Congress - the Barrasso bill, the CRA measure, and now an attempted budget rider.  Polluters and their allies have played all their dirty water cards in Congress and lost.