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 protect the Great Bay Estuary, as well as a number of smart growth, transportation, water quality and land use initiatives. In addition to practicing in these areas, he also is engaged in advocacy addressing projects of major concern to the state, such as the proposed Kinder Morgan gas pipeline 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 serves on the City of Concord’s Transportation Policy Advisory Committee and is a member of the Public Protection Committee of the N.H. Bar Association. He also formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the Five Rivers Conservation Trust.


Recent Posts

New Hampshire Kids Now Better Protected from Lead Poisoning
As I’ve written in the past, New Hampshire has a lead problem. With the oldest housing stock in the country, and with laws that are simply too weak to protect our kids, every year several hundred more children are diagnosed with lead poisoning. According to the state’s most recent data, 741 New Hampshire kids tested…
Progress on Lead Poisoning Bill, But Last Push Needed
We’re in the home stretch of our work to strengthen New Hampshire’s lead laws to better protect kids from the preventable tragedy of childhood lead poisoning. With two major developments on SB 247 last week – Governor Sununu’s strong endorsement of the bill, followed by an overwhelmingly supportive vote by the state House of Representatives…
Northern Pass Tries (and Fails) to Remain Relevant in Changing Energy Landscape
The Northern Pass transmission project proposes to bring electricity generated from Canadian dams to southern New England. But it will come at a tremendous cost to New Hampshire through the damage it would do to the environment and communities along its 192-mile path. Granite Staters have opposed the project since it was first rolled out…
We Need Real Solutions Now to End Toxic Pollution from New Hampshire Superfund Site
Over the past year, high levels of toxic chemical pollution have been found in Berry’s Brook, near the Coakley Superfund Site in North Hampton, New Hampshire. While the N.H. Department of Environmental Services has recognized that the problem of pollution migrating from the site is unacceptable and must be addressed, the EPA – while committing…
Lead Poisoning is 100 Percent Preventable – So Why Is It Still a Problem Today?
When discussing the tragedy of childhood lead poisoning, I’m often met with the incredulous response “Haven’t we already solved that problem?” It’s a fair question. After all, we’ve known that lead is a dangerous toxin, especially for kids, for decades – even long before the federal government banned lead from paint in 1978 and from…

 

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