Massachusetts News

Bill to protect kids and firefighters from toxic flame retardants takes a step towards passage

June 26, 2019

Today the Joint Committee on Public Health of the Massachusetts legislature took swift and decisive action to protect the health of kids and firefighters by giving a favorable report to legislation to ban toxic flame retardants in children’s products, household furniture and other products.

TJX must move away from harmful chemicals, say advocates at annual shareholder meeting

June 4, 2019

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.— Today, Clean Water Action joined advocates and consumers at the TJX annual shareholder meeting to ask the retailer to improve its efforts to tackle toxic chemica

Key Milestone Transitioning Away from Coal: Brayton Point Water Tower Implosion

“The fight for climate justice is one of the biggest battles we face,” said Cindy Luppi, New England Director, Clean Water Action, who has partnered with local leaders and health groups since the 1990s on these efforts.  “We know our children’s future depends on us moving away from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels, but we have to find real world solutions that show respect for workers and communities, and keep the lights on powered with clean energy at the same time. ”

Clean Water Action presents the Lead Reduction Leadership award to the City of Chelsea

What can be done to address lead in Massachusetts communities?

March 28, 2019

Community members, Cities, States and the Federal Government all have a role to play

Communities can:

Find out whether or not you have a lead service line!

photo: Dave Pot / istock

Our Campaign for Lead Free Drinking Water

March 27, 2019

As a founding member of the Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative, Clean Water is committed to working with communities to getting lead servi

Corroded pipe with lead service fittings. Credit: Mike Thomas / Creative Commons

Preventing Lead by Protecting Water in Massachusetts

March 27, 2019

Lead in water is the most significant source of lead exposure after lead paint.