Massachusetts Blog Posts

Trifecta: Three Vicious Environmental Decisions From Gov. Baker

March 20, 2019

Everywhere you looked a couple of weeks back, there was the Green New Deal, an ambitious proposal to transition the entire US economy to a framework of sustainability and economic justice.

Jim Baudy from WGBH at Simmons

Simmons University Engages Students in Talks about Toxics

March 19, 2019

I’ve learned a lot about the dangers of exposure to toxic chemicals through flame retardants at Clean Water Action.

Massachusetts State House - William Zhang

Clean Water Action’s Principles

February 8, 2019

We are gearing up for a new legislative session and that means a brand new slate of bills that our elected officials will be considering for the next two years.

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Massachusetts Flame Retardant Bill Passes! Make Sure Governor Baker Signs It!

January 2, 2019

Exciting news! Massachusetts is on the cusp of a big victory for public health - and we need your help to get there. The Massachusetts House and Senate voted on New Year’s Day to protect children and firefighters from toxic flame retardants!  For this to become law, the Governor must sign the bill by January 11th. Please call Governor Baker Today!

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Wish list for 2019: healthier holiday gifts

January 2, 2019

I hope that the holiday season was for you a time of joy and togetherness. If you’re like many people, December also meant shopping—for friends, family, or even yourself. Gift giving is a way to show kindness and appreciation to our loved ones, but all too often we may give gifts that cause unintended harm as well.

Victory for kids and firefighers' health!

A victory for our health! Mass. House votes to ban toxic flame retardants

December 29, 2018

Late Friday afternoon the Massachusetts House voted to ban 10 toxic flame retardants in children’s products and household furniture!  This will be a huge step forward to protect the health of children and firefighters – but first the Massachusetts Senate has to approve the bill and send it to the Governor’s desk before the clock strikes midnight on Monday.