Rafael Mares

Vice President and Director, Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice CLF Massachusetts @rafaelmares2

Rafael Mares is Vice President and Director, Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice. He joined CLF in 2009. For 10 years, prior to joining CLF, Rafael served as a clinical instructor and lecturer on law at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where he founded the Healthy Homes and Environmental Justice Project. Before and during law school, Rafael worked on environmental justice issues in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Boston. Rafael holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. in Integrated Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. He is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Recent Posts

Open Letter to New MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez
Dear General Manager Ramirez, Congratulations on your new job and welcome to Boston! I’m sure you already have your hands full at the T, so I won’t take up much of your time, but I’m hoping to be able to give you a small head start on your first day. I was thrilled to hear…
Commuter Rail Expansion Should Help All, Not Hurt Some
In a recent national article, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was lauded for developing a commuter rail line that serves primarily low-income, working-class riders in communities of color, when throughout the United States commuter rail almost exclusively caters to affluent, white suburbanites. The article notes that the MBTA’s Fairmount Line could be a national…
Corporate Neglect in MA: The Fight For Historic Canal Restoration in Lawrence
This is the third and last blog entry in a series on issues surrounding the dilapidated canal infrastructure in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Look for more from Rafael Mares in the coming months. To stay up to date, visit www.clf.org/blog/tag/lawrence-canals-series or follow the hashtag #RestoreLawrenceCanals on Twitter. Lawrence’s troubled canals are part of a larger infrastructure complex…
Corporate Neglect in MA: Company Running the Lawrence Canals Won’t Clean Up Its Mess
This is the second blog in a series on issues surrounding the dilapidated canal infrastructure in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Look for more from Rafael Mares in the coming days. To stay up to date, visit www.clf.org/blog/tag/lawrence-canals-series or follow the hashtag #RestoreLawrenceCanals on Twitter. CLF is working with partners in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to save the city’s historic…
Corporate Neglect in MA: Crumbling Canal Burdens Lawrence
This post is the first in a series on issues surrounding the dilapidated canal infrastructure in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Look for more from Rafael Mares in the coming days. To stay up to date, visit www.clf.org/blog/tag/lawrence-canals-series or follow the hashtag #RestoreLawrenceCanals on Twitter.  In many cities around the world, canals serve as a draw for tourists…

 

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