Tom Irwin

Vice President and Director, CLF New Hampshire CLF New Hampshire @TomIrwinNH

Tom Irwin is Vice President and Director of CLF New Hampshire. Having joined CLF in 1998, Tom has led a number of advocacy initiatives in New Hampshire over the years, including CLF’s initiative to tackle the problem of childhood lead poisoning, as well as a number of water quality, smart growth and transportation initiatives. In addition to practicing in these areas, he also has engaged in advocacy addressing projects of major concern to the state, such as the proposed Northern Pass electric transmission project. Before joining CLF, Tom practiced at the Manchester, New Hampshire law firm of Devine, Millimet & Branch, with a focus on civil litigation. Prior to his work in the private sector, Tom worked as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Justice Caroline D. Glassman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in Portland. He earned his J.D. and an M.S. in Environmental Law and Policy, both magnum cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and his B.A. from Wesleyan University. Tom has served on the City of Concord’s Transportation Policy Advisory Committee, the N.H. Bar Association’s Public Protection Committee, and the boards of the New Hampshire Public Health Association and the Five Rivers Conservation Trust.  He serves on the legislatively established Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Screening Commission and in 2017 participated in the Endowment for Health’s Leadership Learning Exchange on Race and Equity.


Recent Posts

New Hampshire Harnesses Community Choice for Clean Energy
As we know, the imperative to tackle the climate crisis is real—and is increasingly urgent. With the federal government taking our nation in the wrong direction, action at the state and community levels is more essential than ever. That’s why, starting in June 2018, CLF assembled a roundtable of municipal officials from a half dozen…
The Seacoast Reliability Project Threatens Public Waters for Private Gain
CLF and communities across the Seacoast know the Great Bay estuary is special. It’s where we love to kayak, where our local oysters come from, where we can hike and see ospreys fishing and eagles soaring. To protect the estuary, CLF and several communities have been tackling the most significant direct sources of water pollution…
Tackling the High Cost of Dirty Energy in New Hampshire
When we think of dirty energy, coal-fired power plants often come to mind. And with good reason. Coal plants pump harmful pollution into our air, including harmful greenhouse gases that fuel climate change. That’s why CLF set out years ago to achieve a coal-free New England. The good news is that coal-fired power plants across…
Tackling Toxic Chemicals in New Hampshire’s Drinking Water
As we have written previously, New Englanders can no longer take for granted the safety of our drinking water. Rather, the problem of “PFAS” pollution threatens drinking water in many communities throughout the region. Unfortunately, New Hampshire is no exception. PFAS – per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances – are toxic chemicals that have been found…
Protecting Our Kids from Lead in Drinking Water
As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we’re revisiting this blog about the hazards of lead poisoning in schools and childcare centers – and how you can take action to help ensure our kids are safe from this hidden danger. Over the past month, kids have settled into their fall routines – school, homework, afterschool…

 

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