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President Biden’s flurry of actions to protect the environment reignites a controversy about the Atlantic’s only marine monument

by Boston Globe | January 21, 2021
“Last June, as part of a concerted campaign to dismantle the environmental policies of the Obama administration, Donald Trump met with fishermen in Maine and signed a proclamation that allowed commercial fishing in nearly 5,000 square miles of federally protected waters southeast of ...

EPA finds toxic compounds in mosquito spray used in Mass.; maker will change packaging

by Boston Globe | January 14, 2021
“The Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that a controversial pesticide used to kill mosquitoes in Massachusetts contains toxic chemicals that leach into the product from its container, and the manufacturer has agreed to change its packaging, officials said Thursday. ...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in pesticide used on millions of Mass. acres when spraying for mosquitoes

by Boston Globe | December 1, 2020
“For two decades, state environmental officials have used a controversial pesticide to kill mosquitoes in Massachusetts, spraying millions of acres from the air and ground to reduce the spread of Eastern equine encephalitis. Now, after years of criticism from environmental advocates ...

State regulators issue new restrictions on ‘forever chemicals’

by Boston Globe | September 24, 2020
“After years of research showing the dangers of so-called forever chemicals, state regulators Thursday joined a growing number of their counterparts in other states in issuing significant new limits on the human-made compounds in drinking water, a move hailed by environmental ...

Despite fears of EEE-carrying mosquitoes, aerial spraying poses greater danger, environmentalists say

by Boston Globe | July 7, 2020
“As the state ramps up its response to what officials fear could be another dangerous summer for eastern equine encephalitis, environmental advocates are warning them to avoid relying on aerial spraying to reduce transmission of the deadly, mosquito-borne disease, an approach they ...
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