Sean Mahoney

Executive Vice President and Director, CLF Maine CLF Maine @seanclf

Sean Mahoney serves as the Executive Vice President and Director of CLF’s Maine Advocacy Center. Prior to joining CLF in 2007, Sean practiced environmental law in San Francisco and Portland, ME for 15 years, where he represented a variety of commercial and non-governmental entities in all aspects of state and federal environmental litigation and permitting.

At CLF, Mahoney focuses on marine conservation and sustainability, climate change, transportation and energy infrastructure, and restoring and protecting Maine’s rivers and coastal watersheds.

Mahoney, a resident of Falmouth, received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College. He was a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Fred I. Parker, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka. Mahoney has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by a number of organizations, including the respected legal research and publishing firm, Chamber & Partners. He has served on a number of boards, including GrowSmart Maine (chair), Gulf of Maine Research Insitute, Konbit Sante and the Falmouth Land Trust, and currently serves as a Town Councilor in Falmouth.


Recent Posts

A Grand Finale for Coal-Fired Power in Massachusetts
A few minutes ago, I witnessed history when Brayton Point Station’s massive cooling towers were reduced to heaps of rubble. These towers loomed over Mount Hope Bay and the town of Somerset for years. Their implosion marks the end of coal in Massachusetts and signals our region’s commitment to a clean energy future.   ICYMI:…
Clean Energy Connect Project Will Benefit Mainers While Cutting Carbon Pollution
Central Maine Power’s Clean Energy Connect project will build a 145-mile transmission line through Maine to connect more than 1,000 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England’s electrical grid. By bringing more clean energy to the region, the project will reduce our reliance on dangerous, expensive fracked gas and significantly cut climate-damaging emissions. CLF, working…
There are Toxic Chemicals in Our Drinking Water
In communities from Houlton, Maine, to Flint, Michigan, the safety of our drinking water can no longer be taken for granted. The newest threat comes from a suite of human-made chemicals collectively known as PFAS – per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances. These dangerous chemicals do not break down over time; they remain in the environment –…
Counting Down the Weeks to Election Day 2018
A version of this blog was originally published in March of 2018. When it comes to national leadership, New England has always been ahead of the curve. The first public school, the first newspaper, the first veteran’s hospital, the first subway, the first microwave oven, and yes, the first ear muffs, were all pioneered in…
A Tale of Two Portlands
Despite the urgent need to end our global addiction to climate-damaging fossil fuels, Big Oil is intent on extracting and exporting more and more of its outdated product. But local communities across the country and the world are standing up to say no. South Portland, Maine, and Portland, Oregon, are just two of the most…

 

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