Conservation Law Foundation has a dedicated staff of professionals whose job is to protect New England’s environment. However, we know that we can’t do it all on our own. In addition to becoming a member of CLF by making a donation, we invite you to participate in one of our periodic initiatives; these range from volunteer opportunities to internships at our offices to filling out petitions or serving as an in-court witness.
This is our New England — we need to come together to protect it.
Climate change poses a dire threat to the entire world. But new technologies do exist to reduce greenhouse emissions – technologies that we can start adopting now in our own households, communities, and states. Electric vehicles are a prime example.
If more households switched to driving electric cars, we would have a better environmental future – and significant economic benefits too! Contact your governor today and ask them to take action to promote electric vehicles in your state.
Net metering is a policy that ensures families and communities are paid fairly for clean energy from their rooftop solar panels. But New Hampshire’s electric companies are lobbying the state legislature to gut net metering! Contact your legislators today. Tell them to support solar and to make sure New Hampshire residents are fairly compensated for generating clean energy.
The Invenergy corporation wants to build a new fossil-fuel plant in Rhode Island. This proposed plant would burn natural gas and oil, increase greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to climate change. This is the wrong direction for Rhode Island. Renewable energy, including wind and solar made right here in our state, offers a better future for Rhode Island residents and families.
There’s still time to stop this plant from being approved and built. Tell Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed to oppose the Invenergy plant.
With climate change upon us, Massachusetts is vulnerable to extreme weather events that threaten public health and safety, the economy, and our national resources. We face the possibility of extreme heat, coastal and inland flooding, and more severe winter storms. Our state needs a comprehensive plan to respond and adapt in the face of climate change.
Cashes Ledge is one of New England’s most remarkable undersea treasures: a 25-mile long underwater mountain range 80 miles off the coasts of Maine and Massachusetts. Cashes Ledge harbors the largest and deepest cold water kelp forest on the eastern seaboard and a vast array of ocean wildlife, from North Atlantic right whales, Atlantic wolffish, and blue sharks to fields of anemones and sponges. It’s also vital nursery habitat for commercially important groundfish such as Atlantic cod.
As a protected habitat, Cashes Ledge serves as a vital refuge for rare, diverse, and recovering species. Take action today in support of permanent protection for Cashes Ledge.
When drivers go to a gas station in Massachusetts, it shouldn’t be a mystery as to what the gasoline coming out of the pump contains, or how much that gasoline contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
Massive over-development of farmland threatens Vermont’s environment and communities. Send a letter to Governor Shumlin, Agency officials and your legislator opposing the destruction of valuable farmland for poorly-planned development.