News Release | Environment America

Statement: Massachusetts implementing landmark PFAS regulations

 The water will be safer to drink soon in Massachusetts after the state officials announced new regulations to minimize toxic PFAS -- the “forever” chemicals that too often taint drinking water. These rules, which regulate six key chemicals, could set a template for other states to follow to protect their residents. This groundbreaking action was sparked by a petition filed by Community Action Works and other organizations in Massachusetts, following years of advocacy and organizing across the region and across the country. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Massachusetts implementing landmark PFAS regulations

 The water will be safer to drink soon in Massachusetts after the state officials announced new regulations to minimize toxic PFAS -- the “forever” chemicals that too often taint drinking water. These rules, which regulate six key chemicals, could set a template for other states to follow to protect their residents. This groundbreaking action was sparked by a petition filed by Community Action Works and other organizations in Massachusetts, following years of advocacy and organizing across the region and across the country. 

News Release | Environment America

New Jersey Assembly passes strongest national ban on single-use plastics

The New Jersey Assembly passed the strongest plastics ban in the nation on Thursday, prohibiting single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers, and making people request straws if they want them.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Trump administration takes another dangerous step toward removing key protections for Tongass National Forest

Damaging the Tongass in this way is like demolishing your log cabin for kindling wood to toast marshmallows -- it’s a terribly short-sighted decision that trades something permanent for something of fleeting value. 

News Release | Environment America & U.S. PIRG

Statement: House passes key clean transportation and climate legislation

The U.S. House passed a major piece of legislation on Thursday that marks meaningful progress on clean energy and climate. The “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act” reduces greenhouse gas emissions and accelerates vehicle electrification. It also modernizes and bolsters funding authorizations for clean energy research and development programs – including solar energy, wind energy, energy storage and other Department of Energy (DOE) programs.

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