Massachusetts

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Community Voices: Life in the Shadows of the Wheelabrator Landfill
by Alima Soré

Landfills like this one in Saugus, MA, are notorious for releasing lead, mercury, and other cancer-causing chemicals into our air and water – so it’s no surprise that the surrounding communities are feeling the burden of their polluting neighbor.

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Research Assistant
by Paul Calzada

The Conservation Law Foundation is seeking a part-time Research Assistant (RA) to support the Healthy Neighborhood Research Consortium – a partnership of academic institutions, government organizations, non-profit neighborhood organizations and local residents leading community-based, participatory action research at the intersection of urban development, neighborhoods and health. Under the supervision of the Director of Research and…

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The Promise and Potential of Urban Agriculture
by Hoai Thuong Tran

When combined with traditional local agriculture, urban agriculture provides a unique opportunity to build and strengthen a robust local food system. This is especially true here in New England, where interest in local food is booming, but easy and affordable access to it is still limited, especially for low-income urban residents.

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Communications Associate
by Paul Calzada

Conservation Law Foundation is hiring a Communications Associate. Reporting to the Chief Content Officer, this dynamic position will be dedicated to developing and executing integrated print and electronic communications strategies to advance CLF’s advocacy and fundraising goals, with a special emphasis on the organization’s Ocean Conservation program. It is an opportunity to join a highly…

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One Year Down: Fighting Back and Fighting On for New England
by Sean Mahoney

We’re not giving in. Yes, approaching a year after President’s Trump’s election, he seems intent on undermining decades of work to protect public health and the environment and fostering an ideology that denies and denigrates the basic facts of science. But we’ve been here before. In the 1970s, oil companies were intent on drilling for…

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No Looking Back: New England Leading the Way on Climate
by Greg Cunningham

A year after the election of Donald Trump, at least one thing is clear: New England is not buying into his nostalgia for an America we left behind a long time ago. Despite the President’s rhetoric, the end of the fossil fuel era has already begun. With the region’s last two coal plants sitting today…

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Landfills, Incinerators, and Waste Disposal: Not a Necessary Evil, Just Evil
by Kirstie Pecci

What if I told you that I wanted to build a facility in your town that would cost taxpayers a lot to construct, but create only a few low-quality jobs? Once operational, it would contaminate the air and groundwater and poison neighbors’ wells for decades. What’s more, this contamination would be largely ignored, and probably…

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A Rallying Cry for Clean Water
by Chris Kilian

We are faced with a federal administration that wants not only to halt decades of hard-fought progress on clean water but reverse them altogether. But today, the impacts on our public health from blue-green algae outbreaks and chemical pollution are as serious and urgent as ever. We cannot and will not stop fighting for clean water as a fundamental right for all Americans.