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Wasting our Waterways
This Dow Chemical facility in Freeport, TX released toxic substances to a local waterway in 2020.

Clean water

Wasting our Waterways

Polluters poured nearly 200 million pounds of toxic substances into U.S. waterways in 2020. We must strengthen Clean Water Act protections and reduce toxics use.

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Renewable Communities 2022

Clean energy

Renewable Communities 2022

Across Massachusetts, cities and towns are leading the way to a future powered entirely by clean and renewable sources of energy. This report includes nine new case studies of cities and towns that have adopted innovative policies and programs to reduce the use of fossil fuels and transition to clean energy.

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Methane Gas Leaks

Fossil fuel pollution

Methane Gas Leaks

Methane gas (often known as natural gas) has heated the homes of many Americans for over a century — and for over a century, it has been prone to leaks, putting communities and the environment in danger.

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May 2022 New England Letter to Whole Foods

May 2022 New England Letter to Whole Foods

On behalf of our 56 organizations, we are writing to you to urge you to eliminate single-use plastic packaging from Whole Foods stores in the North Atlantic Region.

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The Path to Clean Transportation

Global warming solutions

The Path to Clean Transportation

By rebuilding our transportation system to give more people the option to spend less time in a car, by expanding access to active means of travel such as walking and biking, and by adopting zero-emission electric cars and buses, we can make our transportation safer, healthier, cleaner and more efficient. 

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Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Global warming solutions

Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

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