Cindy Luppi - New England Director

Jackie and her mom at Jackie's wedding

Mama Love -- a Powerful Force of Nature

September 17, 2020

If you're like me,  you are watching more cute animal videos during the pandemic than ever before. A lot of my favorites include animal mamas and babies, especially when mamas take heroic steps to keep their babies safe.

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Massachusetts Moves Forward in Addressing Climate Change

February 10, 2020

The Massachusetts State Senate introduced then passed three climate bills at a breakneck speed that laid out broad new commitments to tackle carbon pollution emissions in a variety of ways.

Sarah Naiman

Women who are pushing boundaries: Sarah Naiman

March 25, 2019

This March,  in commemorating International Women’s Month, we’ve worked to highlight the role of inspiring women in our network...women who are pushing boundaries and bringing fresh ideas, fighting for a healthy and just tomorrow. In that spirit, meet Sarah Naiman!

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Breaking: PFAS-contaminated milk discovered on Maine farm

March 19, 2019

One piece of this puzzle, however, is crystal clear:  the root cause of this problem is the manufacturing and promotion of PFAS by the chemical industry, even though internal documents reveal they knew about its toxicity for decades.

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March Madness and the Climate Crisis

March 22, 2018

The calendar says it is officially spring now, but we're not feeling it on the ground in the Northeast. We just experienced our fourth Nor'easter in recent weeks, the "Foureaster" as friends are joking on Facebook. In my town of Winthrop, Massachusetts, we have been rocked by this "new normal" on our small peninsula with only two roads in and out of town.

Retailer Report Card

Retailer Report Card Released with Failing Grades

November 14, 2017

A new Retailer Report Card from Mind the Store, a project of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition, grades major retailers on actions they have taken to remove toxic products from their shelves.

Donald Trump's EPA - Who's behind the masks?

Trick or...Trick? Who's Behind the Mask at the Trump Environmental Protection Agency?

October 31, 2017

With the possible exception of those stuck in the attic searching for a Halloween costume, we've all seen the havoc unleashed by the Trump EPA lately — the proposed rollbacks of commonsense safeguards that protect us from air and water pollution and that restrict exposure to toxic chemicals in our lives. This has real world impacts, making our communities less safe and harming young children and the most vulnerable among us in particular.

Get Tough on Carbon

Nearly $3 Billion: Health Benefits from Putting a Price on Carbon Pollution in Massachusetts

May 8, 2017

Clean Air for our Kids: Priceless

As we watch clean air and climate protections face rollbacks at the national level, increasingly states like Massachusetts are stepping forward to show a different path...one that can jump start the clean energy economy to reduce pollution and protect our health, as we battle the climate crisis. 

Recognizing Women Leaders: Laura Vandenberg, PhD

March 8, 2017

International Women's Day seems more important than ever this year... to honor important women leaders in environmental health, we're shining the spotlight today on one of our favorite sheroes, a trailblazing scientist whose research helps explore the complex relationships between toxic chemicals used in everyday products (like bisphenol-A or BPA, the toxic chemical commonly used in canned food linings)  and human health damage.  

At the Boston Women's March

Marching in Solidarity in Boston

January 24, 2017

On Saturday January 21, 2017, Clean Water Action staff and members joined women solidarity marches across the country. Here are a just a few of the reasons why we're proud that we joined the march in Boston