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Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 Posted on Jan 5

President Obama signed H.R. 1321, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, into law on December 28, 2015.  The new law prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of personal care products (rinse-off cosmetics) containing plastic microbeads, which also includes toothpastes. Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic found   …Continue Reading Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

Who Determines Drought Conditions Posted on May 28

Due to the ongoing dry conditions throughout the Northeast, the government’s National Drought Monitor recently identified that a portion of eight states, including Massachusetts were identified as moderate drought areas. The forecast of high temperatures and a possibility of some rain for the upcoming week may not   …Continue Reading Who Determines Drought Conditions

Environmental Justice Promoted in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 5

Governor Patrick signed an executive order on November 20, 2014 that he says will promote parks and open spaces in urban neighborhoods.  Executive Order 552  focuses on parks in part as a social justice issue.  “Environmental justice means that all people have a right to be protected   …Continue Reading Environmental Justice Promoted in Massachusetts