Peter Shelley

Senior Counsel CLF Massachusetts @peashell47

Peter Shelley is Senior Counsel at CLF Massachusetts. Until 2010, Peter served as Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts. He was awarded a Pew Fellowship in Conservation and the Environment in 1996 and the David B Stone Medal by the New England Aquarium in 2003. Before CLF, Peter served for five years as an Assistant Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources. Peter has a BA from Hobart College and received his JD with honors from Suffolk University Law School. He is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, State of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Recent Posts

CLF Stands Up for the Public Trust
If you look at Boston Harbor from Downtown Boston today, you see a beautiful body of water that should be used and enjoyed by everyone – from children in Dorchester to families from Roslindale. From Boston’s Harborwalk on the downtown side, you can also view a growing Seaport district, with gleaming glass towers, luxury condos,…
Fisheries Managers Fail to Protect Our Ocean (Again)
After 14 years of development, a newly approved plan for managing New England’s fisheries should have prioritized protection of important ocean habitats and improved the long-term well-being of our fishing economy. Instead, in a short-sighted decision, fishery managers put fragile habitats and overfished species at even greater risk than they are today. A Plan 14…
Defending New England’s Only Marine Monument
Last week, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit brought by fishing industry groups who have challenged President Obama’s designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906. In partnership with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Center for Biological Diversity, and…
President Obama Bans Atlantic and Arctic Drilling
In another major victory for the environment and ocean conservation before President-elect Trump takes office, President Obama has banned offshore oil and gas drilling in large expanses of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. To do so, the President used the authority granted to him by the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953, which states:…

 

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