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

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…
CLF and Massport Agree to Make Logan Airport Greener and More Accessible
More than 25 years ago, CLF helped turn Boston’s Big Dig, one of the largest road projects ever built in the United States, into a major investment in car-free travel. Our push for clean public transportation commitments to offset the pollution the road project would create resulted in new rail service and subway trains, better…
#DeleteUber Campaign Could Be Good for the Environment
If you recently deleted your Uber app in response to the consumer boycott over the ride-hailing company’s behavior during the protests against Trump’s travel ban, you may want to think twice before you reinstall it. While Uber has amassed at least three more scandals since then, a new report is also giving us a first…

 

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