Phelps Turner

Senior Attorney CLF Maine

Phelps Turner is a Senior 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 Needs to Act Now to Protect Us from Toxic “Forever” Chemicals
Most Mainers first learned of the dangers posed by PFAS chemicals two years ago, when news broke that milk from Arundel’s Stoneridge Farm was contaminated with them. The likely culprit: sludge spread on the farm as fertilizer. That troubling news spurred state agencies to take steps to safeguard us from these widely used yet dangerous…
Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine Back on Track
Home to some of the world’s strongest offshore winds, the Gulf of Maine can play an essential role in helping meet New England’s climate goals. But the energy of those winds has yet to be harnessed. Over the last decade, progress on this front stalled due in large part to the anti-wind policies of former…
Updated: Maine is Failing to Protect Its Children from Lead Poisoning
Update: On June 27, Governor Mills signed two new lead bills signed into law that may help change this disturbing trend Hundreds of children with lead poisoning go undiagnosed every year in Maine. That’s on top of the hundreds of Maine children who are diagnosed with lead poisoning annually. In addition, more than half of…
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…

 

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