Massachusetts Blog Posts

Cape Cod residents fight back against Eversource herbicide spraying

March 23, 2017

Eversource (and before it NSTAR) has been spraying herbicides on long stretches of its transmission line rights-of-way (ROW) for years at great risk to those in the surrounding areas.

Perspectives of a Hispanic Organizer

March 20, 2017

Many of the issues that environmental non-profits work on are problems that people of color (POC) face daily, but last year, as I attended a Clean Water Action staff retreat I looked around and not

Recognizing Women Leaders: Laura Vandenberg, PhD

March 8, 2017

International Women's Day seems more important than ever this year...

Lead Service Line

Getting a Leg Up on Getting the Lead Out

March 3, 2017

Photo: Lead-lined iron water pipe and lead pipe removed from the Quincy, MA water system

A great new tool was released recently to help communities speed up replacing their remaining Lead Service Lines (LSLs), which deliver drinking water to millions of homes across the U.S. The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative is working to accelerate full lead service line replacement by engaging community stakeholders in collaborative processes in this critical undertaking. The Collaborative’s work is based on the recognition that we need to get lead out of contact with drinking water to prevent the risk of exposure to lead at the tap.

For a hot V-day, hold the flame retardants

February 14, 2017

For Valentine’s Day this year, I want a hot date. So back off winter storms, late nights at work, the flu, or anything else that might keep me from my mission.

Living Dangerously (in a Unsafe Climate)

February 10, 2017

On January 24th the Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future—a coalition of organizations, coordinated by Clean Water Action, working to bring carbon pricing to the Bay State--he