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Josh Block, Press Secretary
Conservation Law Foundation
Office: 617.850.1709
jblock@clf.org
@joshmblock

CLF has experts available throughout New England on a variety of local, regional and national issues, including climate change, clean water, environmental justice, ocean conversation and renewable energy. For more information, see our list of experts and contact Josh Block.

CLF Press Releases and News Clips

Press Releases
MA Court Quashes ExxonMobil Attack on Law Enforcement

“Today’s decision sends a strong signal that no corporation is above the law,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “ExxonMobil has spent decades deceiving the public and gambling the health and safety of communities across the state, and Maura Healey has not just the right but the responsibility to investigate the full extent of the company’s wrongdoing. CLF is proud to stand behind the Attorney General as she works day in and day out to protect the people of Massachusetts from the threat of climate change and those who would seek to ignore it.”

Press Releases
CLF Calls Electric Vehicles Bill a Positive Step Forward in Reducing Polluting Emissions

“Massachusetts consumers want electric cars, but convenient access to charging stations is a barrier to getting more electric vehicles on the road. This bill helps communities promote the charging infrastructure necessary to support increased electric car sales in the state,” said Megan Herzog, Staff Attorney, Conservation Law Foundation.

Press Releases
Gas Leaks Ordinance a Win-Win for Environment and Economy

“Every second, thousands of natural gas leaks, invisible to the naked eye, are polluting the air and endangering the health of communities throughout Massachusetts,” said CLF advocate Megan Herzog. “And to add insult to injury, the cost of that lost gas is passed on to consumers, with businesses and families footing the bill for leaky infrastructure. By prioritizing repairs on already-opened roads and promoting greater information transparency, this ordinance takes a meaningful step toward ensuring we can address the serious problem of gas leaks in a safe, logical, and economically beneficial way.”

News Clips Jordan Graham, Boston Herald
Ed Markey vows to fight Donald Trump nominees

… David Ismay, an attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation, said the group could end up filing lawsuits if the EPA does not enforce existing laws such as the Clean Water Act. “If it’s the case the EPA is being shut down or slowed down, you could see us jumping into the breach,” Ismay said.…

News Clips Stephanie Ebbert, Boston Globe
Trump’s State pick has a history with Mass. politicians

… In the first lawsuit of its kind, filed in September, the Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation contends Exxon Mobil has failed to prepare for rising sea levels and severe weather caused by climate change, potentially exposing the public to toxic breaches around its oil terminal on the Mystic River in Everett. While the lawsuit focuses…

News Clips Timothy Gardner, Reuters
Trump taps Montana Congressman Zinke to lead Interior Department

… Many environmental groups oppose Zinke for his commitment to fossil fuels and his view that the science on climate change is “unsettled.” Bradley Campbell, the president of the Conservation Law Foundation feared that Zinke would be given the task of unravelling Obama’s protections of the environment and federal lands. Considering Zinke’s history on climate…

Press Releases
Trump Reportedly Eyeing Rick Perry as Energy Secretary

“President-elect Trump’s intended nomination of Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy, following that of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State and climate-denier Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, continues a pattern of choosing cabinet members unabashedly hostile to the agency each has been anointed to lead, unwilling to follow the laws Congress has charged their agency with administering, and unwilling to allow science to guide his agency’s decisions,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “This is more reckless than extreme partisanship and more dangerous than overblown rhetoric. It puts every American on notice that the rule of law is in peril.”

Press Releases
Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm Begins Producing Clean, Renewable Power

“This is the beginning of a new clean energy chapter for New England and proof that new jobs and new industries will flourish in a future free from reliance on fossil fuels,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “Deepwater Wind deserves particular credit for seeing that good environmental stewardship of the environment is also good business, engaging all key voices in the development process to minimize impacts to endangered North Atlantic right whales and other ocean resources while achieving on-time, on-budget construction.”

Press Releases
Exxon CEO Expected to Be Nominated for Secretary of State

“President-elect Trump’s reported intention to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State is his latest and most egregious step in turning the federal government, and the stewardship of the global environment, over to a cabal of corporate extremists with proven disdain for science, stewardship, public service, and the common good,”

Press Releases
Local Residents Call on ExxonMobil to Release Climate Preparedness Plan

“A company that literally rakes in billions in profits each month should not be allowed to transfer the risks and costs associated with an oil spill to people living in the surrounding area,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “We filed suit against ExxonMobil to ensure that such a disaster doesn’t happen for what would be the second time in the company’s history at this location.”

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