POLLUTION

The Connecticut River seen in Sunderland, Massachusetts.
Tom Walsh / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/wmass

Thousands of volunteers helped collect an estimated 50 tons of trash from the Connecticut River and its tributaries in four states last week.

A view on November 23, 2012, from Armory Commons in Springfield, Massachusetts, of some of the damage to the areas on Worhtington St. after a gas explosion.
David Molnar / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

A natural gas explosion impacting three communities north of Boston is not the first in recent years for the company, Columbia Gas. 

A warning sign posted by opponents to a proposed toxic waste disposal site in the woods, near the Housatonic River in the village of Housatonic, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The state of Massachusetts is choosing not to be part of a recently-launched mediation on the cleanup of the Housatonic River. But lawmakers from the Berkshires want the state involved.

A stretch of the Housatonic River that under an EPA proposal would be dredged to remove PCBs.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric Co. are funding a new approach to negotiating an agreement on the cleanup of the Housatonic River. Just last week, many of the stakeholders met with an independent mediator.

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
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Massachusetts's highest court has rejected a challenge to rules limiting greenhouse gas emissions for power generators. 

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