Phelps Turner

Staff Attorney CLF Maine

Phelps Turner is a Staff Attorney for CLF Maine, where he works in the Clean Energy & Climate Change and Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice programs. Before joining CLF, Phelps was an environmental litigation associate at Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen in Boston. Phelps holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University and a Bachelor of Common Law and a Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. In his free time, Phelps enjoys running, skiing, hiking and canoeing. Phelps is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, Maine, Quebec, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the District of Maine, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the First and Second Circuits.


Recent Posts

When It Comes to Climate Change, the Kids are Alright
When The Who penned “The Kids are Alright,” they had no idea that 40 years later “the kids” would not only be alright, but leading the charge on climate change. In Maine, 33 elementary- to high-school-age kids have forced the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to consider regulating climate-damaging emissions. These kids, joined by…
Maine Recommits to Cutting Carbon Pollution
Maine just took an important step forward in the fight against climate change. In a move that will help Maine reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions in the power sector, the Maine Legislature recently passed a bill that commits the state to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) for the years 2021 to 2030. Maine was…
The Dangers and Costs of Childhood Lead Poisoning in Maine
More than 1,200 children in Maine were diagnosed with lead poisoning in just four years, between 2011 and 2015. Each of these children and their families faces an incredible uphill battle against the serious and long-lasting health effects of lead poisoning, which can include learning disabilities and lower intelligence. What many of us don’t realize,…
Road Work Ahead? Proposed Expansions of the Maine Turnpike Should Proceed with Caution
If you’ve spent any time driving in the greater Portland area in recent years, then you know that traffic congestion around here is getting worse. It’s especially heavy along the Maine Turnpike stretch from Portland to Falmouth, as well as for commuters trying to access the greater Portland area from the burgeoning suburbs of Westbrook,…
Maine Makes Progress in Efforts to Prevent Lead Poisoning
Maine has taken significant strides in preventing childhood lead poisoning by implementing a more protective standard for what constitutes poisoning. But a stronger standard will only help Maine’s children if local officials can actually implement it. And here’s where the State is falling short. As National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 22–28, 2017) approaches, we…

 

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