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It's confirmed: The T Lies

February 20, 2008

Often get upset because you are waiting at a bus stop at the scheduled time but the bus isn't there? Well that's because we have been lied to by the T. According to the Boston Herald, MBTA officials has been "secretly cutting thousands of bus and train trips from published schedules to lower costs - a practice that has left legions of customers waiting for rides that arrived late or not at all."

This confirms what bus riders have known all along - bus service in our communities is notoriously slow, crowded and unreliable. The T has reportedly been cutting more than 3000 trips a month without any warning or notification. Read more...

Save the date for Environmental Action 2008

February 8, 2008

Save the date for Environmental Action 2008, a conference hosted by Toxics Action Center and the Massachusetts Climate Action Network. Gene Benson and Marina Spitkovskaya of ACE will be presenting a workshop on Environmental Justice: Strategies for Success at the conference. This will be a day to share strategies, recognize victories, and be inspired to go back to our communities and continue the work to further efforts to protect the environment. Read more...

20 years later, EJ still a goal

June 14, 2007

In 1987 the United Church of Christ commissioned and published a nation-wide study done on the environmental burdens placed on communities in relation to their racial and class demographic makeup. The findings revealed a strong correlation between overburdened communities and their demographics, legitimizing the use of terms such as environmental racism and classism and forming a cornerstone of the movement for environmental justice. Read more...