Massachusetts

Declining Air Quality Threatens the Health of Millions

BY ON April 25, 2019
The American Lung Association released its 20th State of the Air Report this week, updating its rating of air quality across the country and grading cities for air quality for the years 2015-2017. The report covers the three warmest years in modern history, and shows...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, California, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ozone, Pennsylvania, Pollution, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

“We Are Never Too Small to Make a Difference!” Photos of Hope from the Kids’ Climate Strike

BY ON March 18, 2019
It was estimated that 1.4 million students from around the world skipped classes and went on strike last Friday to demand action on climate change. “This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice,” wrote 16 year old Swedish activist and strike leader Greta Thunberg, who...

TOPICS: Activism, Children's Health, Climate Change, Massachusetts, Pollution, Renewable Energy, Schools, Social Justice

Good News! Newly-Elected Attorneys General Are Committed to Children’s Health

BY ON January 25, 2019
This post was written by Ben Levitan with EDF Legal Fellow Lance Bowman. It originally posted on Climate 411: Looking for some good news to start the year? Right now, there are new state Attorneys General taking office across the country who have committed to protecting public...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Colorado, Environment, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Politics, Vermont, Wisconsin

Here’s How Mom Activists Get it Done in 1 Week

BY ON January 22, 2019
Last week, Moms Clean Air Force had an action-packed week. Monday, January 14: Moms Arrive in D.C.   On Monday, January 14, we welcomed families to Washington, D.C. for a training in preparation of meeting with their members of Congress to make it clear that...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Arizona, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Massachusetts, MCAF News, New York, Politics, Pollution, Washington DC

Mercury Pollution in Massachusetts

BY ON December 18, 2018
Mercury standards under attack: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants. Moms want...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Environment, EPA, Massachusetts, Mercury Poisoning

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