Environmental Justice Project Labor Agreements Now for Massachusetts (EJ PLAN for MA)

With historic federal funding from the Biden administration, we can repair our aging infrastructure, mitigate the impacts of climate change...

Building Strong Careers and Lasting Infrastructure

Efficient homes bill getting committee approval

BOSTON (State House News Service) – Fearing the state may be losing momentum in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Sen. Marc Pacheco said Wednesday the committee he chairs would be [...]

With new Mass Save three-year plan, Massachusetts sharpens its best climate-fighting tool

In a joint statement, the groups Clean Water Action, Conservation Law Foundation, and Community Labor United said they were disappointed that specific measures to help environmental justice [...]

Op-ed: Why fighting climate change must embrace cultural and economic diversity

After a summer with more than 20 days over 90 degrees, the commonwealth’s communities are now contending with single digit cold snaps, and winter has only just started. Extreme temperatures have [...]

Community leaders call on legislators to end environmental inequality at #LetUsBreathe justice town hall

Town hall speakers underscore dire circumstances facing at-risk communities during COVID-19 due to toxic air, compromised immune system, and lack of appropriate regulation from the State. At a [...]

The Nieghborhood Grid

MBTA protesters call for low-income fare

With such chants as “What do we want? Fair fares!” and signs that read “Fares Going Up, Service Going Down,” dozens of supporters of a low-income T fare protested outside the Department of [...]

Community, Environmental, Labor Allies Demand Reduced Fare Option for Low-Income Riders

Equitable fare structure would encourage ridership, promote economic opportunity, and remove the MBTA as an obstacle to economic mobility BOSTON, MA — In the midst of a crisis that has [...]

The Chelsea Project

This interview with Maria Belen Power, of Green Roots, was conducted and condensed by frank news. Photos by Haley Albert. Chelsea is the smallest and second most densely populated city in the [...]