Rafael Mares

Vice President and Director, Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice CLF Massachusetts @rafaelmares2

Rafael Mares is Vice President and Director, Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice. He joined CLF in 2009. For 10 years, prior to joining CLF, Rafael served as a clinical instructor and lecturer on law at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where he founded the Healthy Homes and Environmental Justice Project. Before and during law school, Rafael worked on environmental justice issues in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Boston. Rafael holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Integrated Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. He is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Recent Posts

#DeleteUber Campaign Could Be Good for the Environment
If you recently deleted your Uber app in response to the consumer boycott over the ride-hailing company’s behavior during the protests against Trump’s travel ban, you may want to think twice before you reinstall it. While Uber has amassed at least three more scandals since then, a new report is also giving us a first…
Latest Report on Massachusetts Transportation Financing Finds Progress, But Much More to Do
The Transportation for Massachusetts coalition ­– of which CLF is a member – ­today released the latest in a series of reports evaluating the implementation of the Commonwealth’s landmark Transportation Finance Act of 2013. The Keeping on Track reports are aimed at ensuring the new law’s success at addressing the most pressing needs of the…
If You Give the T More Money, They Will Try to Cut Your Service
Old myths die hard When I was a kid, my parents rigorously enforced the rule of not swimming for 30 minutes after eating because they said it was unsafe. Turns out eating does not impede swimming at all, but many parents (including my own probably) still worry about letting children swim after they eat. In…
Show Up and Speak Out on MBTA Fare Hikes
In December, CLF members joined more than 2,400 concerned MBTA riders from across Massachusetts in calling on Governor Charlie Baker to maintain current services and keep fare increases affordable on the state’s beleaguered transit system. Unfortunately, the Governor’s Fiscal and Management Control Board has yet to catch on to what the riding public wants. Instead, on…

 

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