June 9, 2022

We Need Responsible Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Maine – What Does That Look Like?

by Priscilla Brooks

As the federal government begins identifying offshore wind areas in the Gulf of Maine, we must prioritize the health and prosperity of our communities and the environment. A comprehensive environmental analysis can help us achieve that.

offshore wind
June 8, 2022

Victory: ExxonMobil Shuts Down Dangerous Tank Farm

by Jake O'Neill

With pressure from CLF’s lawsuit mounting, the oil giant closed its polluting facility. But that won’t allow them to escape responsibility for it.

June 6, 2022

A Gift from the Ocean: My First Right Whale Sighting

by Adilson González Morales

With fewer than 350 North Atlantic right whales left on the planet, an encounter with this species is a rare and extraordinary experience. Adilson Gonzalez shares his first sighting of these critically endangered animals.

Adilson Gonzalez first North Atlantic right whale sighting
June 6, 2022

It Takes Two: Zero Waste Laws are Stronger When Working in Tandem

by Kevin Budris

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to our waste crisis. Getting to zero waste means using all the tools in the toolbox. Bottle bills and producer responsibility for packaging laws happen to be two of our best tools, so let’s use them both.

Photo of sorted recyclable materials
May 20, 2022

President Biden’s Justice40 Initiative Promises to Tackle Climate Injustice – But It Needs to Do Better for Communities of Color

by Staci Rubin

New federal and state laws and policies require government agencies to invest in environmental justice populations. The details behind these requirements must recognize the primary predictor to experience environmental burdens: race. CLF is working to ensure that government investments reach the populations who have endured the brunt of pollution and other consequences of climate change.

Joe Biden speaks to a crowd
May 18, 2022

New Tool Calculates Value of Public Benefits in Waterfront Projects

by Deanna Moran

With support from our partners, CLF has developed an online calculator that will help provide greater transparency when balancing waterfront development and the public’s access rights.

May 13, 2022

Spring Showers May Bring Floods – and Massachusetts Isn’t Ready

by Ali Hiple

Massachusetts’ state building code leaves homes and businesses at risk from climate impacts. Here’s how we want the State to update them.

Boston Storm Surge.
May 9, 2022

Dirty Fossil Fuels Once Again Propped Up at the Expense of Clean Energy

by Rishya Narayanan

A rule that governs one of New England’s electricity markets, the Minimum Offer Price Rule, has been extended for two years. Here’s why that’s a bad deal for New Englanders.

ISO New England just delayed the elimination of a rule that governs one of New England's electricity markets. This is a bad deal for New England.
May 6, 2022

Did You Know These 10 Fascinating North Atlantic Right Whales Facts?

by Adilson González Morales

North Atlantic right whales are fascinating, majestic creatures. Get to know some remarkable facts about this critically endangered species.

right whale facts
May 3, 2022

Vermont Needs a Clean Energy Future – the Clean Heat Standard Won’t Get Us There

by Elena Mihaly

The Clean Heat Standard, as written, is far behind what Vermont needs to achieve our climate pollution targets.