Esther Ritchin

Paralegal CLF Massachusetts

Esther is a paralegal supporting the Clean Air and Water project. She recently graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. During college, Esther spent much of her time working with young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability and as a video-journalist for the Yale Daily News. Aside from environmental issues, Esther has a passion for theater, baking, creative writing, and useless trivia.


Recent Posts

It’s Time to Ditch Dirty Bus Fleets – The Future is Clean and Electric
When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that vaccinated people could walk outside safely without masks, I grabbed my shoes and hit the sidewalk. But my nose was not quite prepared for the dirty air that awaited it. Dust and pollen itched and tickled. Humidity clogged thick in my nostrils, or dry air…
6 Picks for a Perfect Fall Picnic on Boston Harbor
When you think of fall in New England, apple picking and leaf peeping probably come to mind. But this year, we’re encouraging Bostonians to add a new tradition to your autumnal slate: a picnic on Boston Harbor. Here’s why. Boston’s waterfront belongs to us all (that public right is even codified into law). But the…
6 Ways to Make Vermont’s Climate Action Plan Better
We first published a version of this blog in June of 2021. Transformational. Game-changing. Equitable. When Vermont unveils its Climate Action Plan in December, let’s make sure those are the words used to describe it – because there’s a lot resting on the outcome. The climate crisis is already here. The summer of 2021 brought…
Big Gas Doesn’t Want You To Know The Truth About Kitchen Stoves
Turning on a gas stove is so familiar that those of us who use one barely have to think about it. It’s muscle memory: Push the knob in, wait for the faint hiss of gas and the “click click click click” until the flame ignites. But do you know where the gas comes from? And…
Our Explainer on What Just Happened on the Boston Waterfront
In early April, a Massachusetts Superior Court judge threw out a 2018 state plan intended to guide development along a section of Boston’s waterfront that stretches from Long Wharf to the old Northern Avenue Bridge. The process that led to that Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan violated decades-old laws governing the city’s waterfront – including…

 

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