News Release | Environment America

Clock starts on Dirty Water Rule 60-day comment period

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will publish its proposed replacement for the Clean Water Rule in the Federal Register on Feb. 14, initiating the 60-day public comment period. Considering the Dirty Water Rule would strip federal protections from thousands of waterways across the country, the EPA is giving Americans an astonishingly brief opportunity to speak out on the most sweeping attack on clean water in recent memory.

New, bipartisan legislation could help clean up a major threat to our water.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center

New report highlights how toxic “accidents waiting to happen” threaten U.S. waterways

Facilities storing billions of gallons of toxic waste threaten America’s rivers and millions of people who live near them, according to a new report from the Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center, MASSPIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.

News Release | Environment America

Reports: EPA fails to make drinking water safe from toxic PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not establish federal limits in drinking water for two prevalent toxic chemicals. The agency’s forthcoming management plan for combatting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) lacks safeguards on PFOA and PFOS, two of the best-understood toxic PFAS chemicals. These chemicals have contaminated drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina. In refusing to set limits for PFAS, EPA is abdicating its core mission to protect human health.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

New EPA plan would drastically roll back clean water protections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled its plan to roll back Clean Water Act protections from thousands of miles of streams and wetlands in Massachusetts and across the country today.

News Release | Environment America

Congress holds first hearing on PFAS contamination

This morning, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment will hold the first congressional hearing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been contaminating drinking water in communities across the country.

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.

News Release | Environment Massachusetts

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.

Report | Environment Massachusetts

Less Shelter from the Storm

With recent massive hurricanes pummeling our coasts, we need to do more to protect our communities. We need to make them less susceptible to flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites, and, of course, we need to prevent even more intense global warming fueled extreme weather in the future. Unfortunately, as detailed below, pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities. Rather than protecting our most vulnerable communities, budget proposals on the table in Washington, D.C. right now would threaten coastal resiliency, remove protections for flood-absorbing wetlands, neglect funding for stormwater and sewage treatment, and expose more Americans to toxic chemicals.

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