When discussing the tragedy of childhood lead poisoning, I’m often met with the incredulous response “Haven’t we already solved that problem?” It’s a fair question. After all, we’ve known that lead is a dangerous toxin, especially for kids, for decades – even long before the federal government banned lead from paint in 1978 and from…
EPA is trying to roll back greenhouse gas emission standards on cars. Here’s what you can do to help.
President Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is on a crusade to pollute our air by rolling back important rules that keep New England – and the rest of the U.S. – safe from dangerous emissions. But in his rush to shut down important rules that protect our air, water, and health, Pruitt has started cutting…
A first-of-its-kind agreement between CLF and Massport will ease Logan Airport parking constraints, add more public transit options for getting to and from the airport, and eventually make Logan’s entire ground-service fleet electric.
Back in February, President Trump issued an executive order requiring government agencies to review and evaluate all existing regulations on the books. This is all in service to an earlier executive order that says federal agencies must axe two regulations for each new one they create. We have an opportunity right now to speak up…
Scott Pruitt is more than just a threat to our environment – he’s a threat to our economy, our safety, and our entire way of life. The stakes are too high to stand idly by. CLF is ready for the fight.
Central Landfill has been allowed to pollute our local air for so long that it’s simply become the norm for too many of the people living in its shadow. The gases the landfill emits are not only bad for the physical health of its immediate neighbors, however. On a broad scale, fugitive emissions like the kind generated by the landfill contribute to global warming, which means they have real and lasting effects for people everywhere.
Mt. Tom’s owners announced this summer that they would retire the 54-year-old coal plant, and yesterday, GDF Suez filed the official request with the electric system operator to retire this last Massachusetts coal-fired power plant by June 2018. This is great news for the residents who have breathed the pollution from Mt. Tom since it first…
While New England has often led the nation in controlling air pollution, we have often had to contend with bad air blowing in from those states to our west that are less protective of the health of their citizens – those states allow power plants to dump dangerous pollutants into our shared air. Fortunately, the…
Today CLF filed a citizen suit against the owners and operators of the Central Landfill in Johnston, Rhode Island, for releasing polluted landfill gas into Rhode Island’s air in violation of the Clean Air Act. Landfill gas poses risks to human health, causes foul odors, and contributes to climate change. Read on for a summary…