Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Massachusetts sues 15 companies over PFAS contamination

“We’re glad the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office is taking steps to hold PFAS manufacturers accountable for the financial burden that communities are facing as they try to provide their residents with safe drinking water."

Striking Massachusetts nurses outwait corporate giant Tenet

Last year’s longest-running strike came to an end in early January when nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, overwhelmingly voted...

Massachusetts locals accuse town mayor of ‘colluding’ with Enbridge over controversial...

“We will continue to fight the operation of this compressor station. Our goal is to make this a stranded asset for Enbridge.”

Koch academic influence returns to Massachusetts with new Tufts University think...

A network of free-market think tanks around the country tied to Koch funding that tend to oppose climate action and clean energy.

Justice Dept launches investigation into recent deaths at nursing home for...

“We will aggressively investigate recent events at the Home and, as needed, require the Commonwealth to adopt reforms to ensure patient safety in the future."

Massachusetts sues ExxonMobil for climate disinformation, greenwashing

Their collective response to climate science? To emphasize uncertainty and keep fossil fuels flowing.

Massachusetts energy secretary engaged in Enbridge facility review while negotiating job...

Massachusetts’ ethics laws prohibit state employees from participating in matters where they may benefit financially as they seek prospective employment.

As natural gas infrastructure decisions loom, Massachusetts Gov. Baker invests in...

“Since the governor is weighing in on major projects designed to boost the gas industries in the state, it is not at all appropriate for him to invest personally in the same sector that he may develop, with tax dollars."

More evidence of undisclosed carcinogens at site of Enbridge’s proposed greater...

“The fact that they would just ignore these samples is extremely troubling. It’s a clear threat to the health of children and families in the Fore River Basin.”

After approving Enbridge Permit, Massachusetts’ Environment Secretary lands job with project’s...

Citizens and experts who are appealing the permit have included these revelations in their appeal, which the DEP will hear next month.

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Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.

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