Greg Cunningham

Vice President & Director, Clean Energy Climate Change CLF Maine @gregclf

Greg Cunningham is a VP and Director of CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. Greg joined CLF in 2008 after 10 years at Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson, where he was a shareholder and helped to develop its environmental practice group. Prior to that, Greg was a partner in a toxic tort litigation firm.

He recently served as the Chair of the Natural Resources Section of the Maine State Bar Association and co-authored the Maine Environmental Law Handbook published by Government Institutes. Additionally, he has been a state-appointed member of the Maine Indian Tribal State Commission since 2004.

Cunningham received his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, a Masters in Studies of Environmental Law from Vermont Law School and his undergraduate degree from Colby College.

Talk to me about: clean energy and climate change.


Recent Posts

Our Best Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change? Strong Climate Laws
In the face of the Trump administration’s continued attempts to roll back regulations aimed at curbing climate change, state and local governments must step in. In 2019, it’s essential that we make real progress at a local level to lower polluting emissions. The science is clear: If we don’t collectively cut our climate-damaging emissions to…
Cold Snap Shows We Still Don’t Need New Gas Pipelines
Following a week of mild temperatures, New England is bracing for the cold to come. Last year, we weathered the worst cold snap that we’d faced in 100 years, complete with a new phenomenon known as a “bomb cyclone.” Now don’t be mistaken, this “bomb cyclone” did not involve Armageddon, the sky falling, or even blackouts…
Massachusetts Regulators Turn to New Project to Deliver Clean Energy
Eversource’s controversial Northern Pass transmission line is inching closer to its apparent demise after the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee voted during public deliberations last month to deny it a permit to build. Now, a new project, New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), has emerged as its likely successor to win a lucrative contract to…
New Hampshire Deals Potentially Fatal Blow to Northern Pass
The saga of Eversources’s Northern Pass transmission project took another dramatic turn this week when the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee – a major and necessary hurdle for the project – voted unanimously to reject the proposal. Barely a week before this decision by New Hampshire regulators, the contentious project had been selected as the sole…
False Claims and Desperate Measures Mark Latest Chapter with Northern Pass
As an environmental watchdog leading the charge for clean energy investments and jobs throughout New England, CLF often goes toe-to-toe with powerful utilities and energy companies. When they want to build new power plants, transmission lines, or pipelines, we force a close examination of the potential impacts – both positive and negative – of their projects. While…

 

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