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Boston Recycling Coalition

Boston’s recycling rate has risen from abysmal levels in recent years, but still lags far behind the national average. Boston incinerates 80% of its residential waste and pays tens of millions annually for the privilege.

Rooftop solar panel. photo: istock.com

Tell your Legislators to Pass Clean Energy and Environmental Justice Legislation

Our State Legislature might not take up environmental policy at all before the legislative session ends on July 31. This means that it could be until summer 2020 before we see formal action on new clean energy legislation.

Massachusetts Power Forward

Massachusetts has emerged as a national leader on energy, making substantial progress in transitioning away from polluting sources of power to renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Green Justice Coalition

Clean Water Action has served since 2008 on the Steering Committee of the Green Justice Coalition (GJC), a partnership between labor and grassroots justice groups across Massachusetts, convened by our good friends at Community Labor United.  Over the years, GJC has won a string of victories by growing the collective people power of community-based organizations, organized labor and environmental justice groups.

Massachusetts Campaign for a Clean Energy Future

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing our planet, our country, and our beloved bay state.

The Bay State Needs a Price on Carbon

We are all aware of the devastating impacts climate change could have on Massachusetts, intensifying storms and wreaking havoc on aging infrastructure. Tell Governor Baker to lead on climate.

From We All Live Downstream

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang

Important victories in Massachusetts, but much more work ahead of us.

August 9, 2018

The Massachusetts legislative session ended on July 31st. Overall, it was a controversial session that has been characterized as much by what didn’t happen as by what did. The two environmental actions taken by the legislature this session were environmental justice funding in the state budget, and a compromise clean energy bill. They also passed an environmental bond bill, but it is not clear how much it will raise and what impacts it will have.

"Let us breathe" environmental justice protest in Massachusetts

Energy Efficiency Can Trump Climate Policy Failures

July 27, 2018

Battles over renewable energy policy in Massachusetts have occupied center stage for climate advocates in recent months, with joint letters, media op-eds, petitions, and rallies drawing large interest from those concerned about worsening climate impacts.

Ellie (3rd from left) joins Clean Water Action in honoring Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) for her work on legislation to ban toxic flame retardants

How to Connect and Inspire: Ellie Goldberg

July 27, 2018

This is the second in a series of interviews with Clean Water Action Massachusetts Advisory Board Members.