U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal will present “The View from Washington D.C.” on Tuesday, March 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Old Chapel at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The event is free and open to the public. The presentation is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the School...
“This is our town, our lives, and our future. No one cares more than we do what happens here... We decided to protect ourselves before we become the next cancer cluster,” said Peter White of Nottingham Water Alliance.
Last night, residents at a town meeting in Nottingham, became the 2nd city in New Hampshire to adopt a Rights-based Ordinance asserting their right to a healthy climate, clean air, pure water, and local community self-government. The rights-based ordinance bans chemical trespass resulting from toxic waste disposal as a violation of those rights.
AMHERST — Roughly 200 high school and middle school students skipped class on Friday afternoon to send the world a message: We’re not doing enough to act on climate change. “No more coal, no more oil. Keep our carbon in the soil,” they shouted as...
“According to the International Energy Agency, “petrochemicals are rapidly becoming the largest driver of global oil consumption,” picking up the slack as efforts to curb emissions and increase efficiency limit other sources of demand. In 2015, while only 10 percent of Exxon’s revenue came from its chemicals division, chemicals accounted for more than a quarter of its profits.”
AMHERST — Last year, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg started skipping class every Friday to protest her country’s lack of action on climate change outside its parliament. The movement, “#FridaysForFuture” inspired other students and spread. This...
“We know that if we’re going to pass on a safe and healthy and livable planet to our children, we need to get off of fossil fuels as quickly as we possible can,” said Ben Hellerstein, the head of Environment Massachusetts, an environmental advocacy group. “And that’s why it’s been so discouraging to see the governor be such a vocal advocate for expanding fossil-fuel infrastructure like pipelines in our state.”