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

Maine to Study Toxic “Forever” Chemicals
In a move welcomed by advocates for safe and clean drinking water, Governor Janet Mills has established a task force to assess the scope of PFAS exposure and contamination in Maine. The task force will study the risks of these toxic chemicals to Mainers and our environment and recommend ways to address them most effectively.…
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
As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we’re revisiting this blog about the terrible costs of lead poisoning on children, as well as the social and economic costs we all bear as a result. While we focus on Maine in this blog, lead poisoning affects children and families throughout New England. Please help us raise…
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,…

 

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