Environmental Justice

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Maine is Failing to Protect Its Children from Lead Poisoning
by Phelps Turner

Hundreds of children with lead poisoning go undiagnosed every year in Maine. That’s on top of the hundreds of Maine children who are diagnosed with lead poisoning annually. In addition, more than half of the children the State is required to test for lead poisoning are not being screened. These are the disturbing headlines from…

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Our Recycling System is Broken. It’s Time for Plastic Producers to Take Responsibility.
by John Hite

American recycling is in a crisis. But this crisis is a chance to create a better system for tomorrow. Today’s products and their packaging are often made from plastic and designed for disposal. By holding the producers of those products accountable for their polluting products, we can create a system that’s better for our communities and better for our planet.

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Guest Post: Court Victory against ExxonMobil Gives Weight to Community Concerns
by Conservation Law Foundation

Roseann Bongiovanni is a lifelong Chelsea resident who has led significant environmental justice campaigns over more than 20 years. She is the Executive Director of GreenRoots, Inc., an organization dedicated to achieving environmental and climate justice for Chelsea and East Boston. CLF’s lawsuit against ExxonMobil passed a major milestone in March, which is a victory for…