Vice President & Director, Clean Energy Climate Change | CLF Maine | @GregCLF | He/Him
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.
Jan 5 2023
Maine received our first snowfall of the season a few weeks ago. As I woke up on that Monday morning, I was greeted by flurries outside my window and the gentle rumble of my heat pump warming my home. Having lived in New England my entire life, I know our winters are no joke – and…
Aug 16 2022
I’ve worked to fight climate change for 15 years, most of that at CLF. In that time, we’ve pushed nearly every New England state to pass climate laws that mandate cuts to polluting emissions. We’ve shut down dirty coal in the region. And we’ve taken on Big Oil for sacrificing our health and safety for…
Jan 26 2022
CLF has long called out bad actors whose actions (or inactions) harm our communities and environment. ISO-New England, our regional electricity grid and markets manager, shouldn’t be one of them. However, the harm ISO inflicts runs even deeper and often manifests in subtle ways. Its history of scare tactics that prop up opponents of state…
Dec 7 2021
Climate change, climate crisis, climate emergency. As a climate advocate, these words are always front of mind – but never more so than in the last few months. Right on the tails of screaming headlines and vivid pictures of wildfires, floods, drought, and extreme storms, United Nations scientists released a climate report declaring a “code…
Dec 9 2020
New England is no stranger to climate action. Massachusetts passed one of the first climate laws in the nation and Rhode Island is home to the first offshore wind turbines in the U.S. Four of our six states have mandatory, enforceable climate legislation on the books. So, as I look to 2021, I see New…
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