ACAT News & Updates

1401, 2016

SB111 and HB199 Would Protect Alaska’s Children from Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

January 14th, 2016|

Photo-of-Si-Si-4-11-15-13-223x300The Toxic Free Children’s Act (SB111/HB199) is a state bill that would ban ten toxic flame retardants in children’s products and furniture. Learn more about the science of flame retardants, the text of the bills, and how you can Take Action by visiting our Toxic Free Children’s Act page.

912, 2015

Operators of Seward Coal Terminal Agree to Follow the Law, Will Secure Permit and Improve Facility

December 9th, 2015|

Cleanup move comes after decades of spilling coal into Resurrection Bay

MG_1899SEWARD, Alaska– Aurora Energy Services, LLC (Aurora) and the Alaska Railroad Corporation reached a settlement agreement today with Alaska Community Action on Toxics and the Alaska Chapter of the Sierra Club. The agreement resolves a nearly six-year-old lawsuit brought under the Clean Water Act to address coal spilled from the facility into Resurrection Bay, the gateway […]

812, 2015

Chemicals without Harm: A Conversation about Safer Alternatives with Ken Geiser

December 8th, 2015|

Call from Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (9:00 am Alaska Time; 10:00 am Pacific; 1:00 pm Eastern)


blogphoto_top_toxic_productsToday, there are thousands of synthetic chemicals used to make our clothing, cosmetics, household products, electronic devices, even our children’s toys. Many of these chemicals help us live longer and more comfortable lives, but some of these highly useful chemicals are also persistent, toxic, and dangerous to […]