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

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…
A Firsthand Account of the Ravages of Lead Poisoning
As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we’re revisiting this blog from Joan Valk, a Family Support Specialist at Child Family Services in New Hampshire. When a bill designed to better protect New Hampshire kids from the continuing threat of lead poisoning was proposed before the state legislature, Joan testified about her firsthand observations of…
Painting or Renovating? Keep Your Family Safe from the Hazards of Lead
As part of Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, we’re revisiting this blog about how to keep your kids safe from lead poisoning when renovating or painting your home. Be sure to check out the Lead Free Kids NH website for more tips and info on lead poisoning prevention. If your home was built before 1978, it’s…
New Hampshire Forges Ahead with Local Climate Action
As the federal government not only fails to tackle the global climate crisis, but actually obstructs progress to reduce the pollution that’s causing it, one bright spot has emerged: Local communities are stepping in to fill the growing federal climate gap. Climate Mayors is a bi-partisan network of U.S. mayors working to lead local action…
Protecting Our Kids from Lead in Drinking Water
As children throughout New England return to school, thoughts turn to the excitement of our kids meeting new teachers, learning new subjects, and reuniting with friends. In the midst of this annual “new beginning,” however, it’s essential for us all to consider a basic question – does the drinking water at my child’s school contain…

 

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