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How Plastic is Made Fuels a Toxic Waste Problem
by Olivia Synoracki

Plastic is everywhere – even in the places you’d least expect, like chewing gum, tea bags, wet wipes, receipts, and microwaveable popcorn bags. Yet, manufacturers continue to make more and more plastic each year – even though how plastic is made fuels a toxic cycle of production, consumption, and disposal.

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Calling Big Oil to Account
by Laurie O'Reilly

Climate impacts are here now, yet the very companies most responsible for our changing climate are doing little to prepare their coastal facilities for its impact. Big Oil operates large oil and gas storage terminals across New England. Perched on the edges of rivers, bays, and sounds, so tankers have easy access, these facilities often…

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How Many Times Must a Community Say No?
by Laurie O'Reilly

Now that a key permit the plant needed has been revoked, it seems this biomass plant project may finally be on its last legs. Why has this fight taken so many years? Arena: [The siting of the Palmer Renewable Energy biomass plant] is what environmental racism looks like. Is it about money? Yes. Is it…