July 29, 2022

Stellwagen Bank Is a National Marine Sanctuary, But Is It Truly Protected?

by Priscilla Brooks

As the federal government takes action to restore and conserve our nation’s lands and waters, strengthening protections for National Marine Sanctuaries must be a priority.

Humpback whale jumping out of the water in Stellwagen Bank
July 15, 2022

Third Time Must Be the Charm to Help Cod Make a Comeback

by Allison Lorenc

Federal fishery managers denied CLF’s petition to end overfishing and rebuild Atlantic cod. Now, New England fishery managers begin a third attempt to save cod.

Atlantic Cod fish
July 13, 2022

The Supreme Court’s Recent Blow to National Climate Action Spurs Our Fight Locally

by Bradley Campbell

The Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia is a setback, to be sure. But it is also a reminder of the importance of action at the regional, state, and local levels – action that we have been leading here in New England for more than a decade as we waited – and waited – for federal climate rules to come into play.

Trump's Clean Power Plan Replacement would worsen climate and air pollution
July 12, 2022

Three Generations of Right Whales Lost – Here’s How We Can Do Better

by Adilson González Morales

More than three generations of North Atlantic right whales have been lost to the threat of entanglement. The solutions to save these vulnerable species exist and it is up to us to ask our leader for better protections for these majestic animals.

Entangled North Atlantic Right Whales with search and rescue team NOAA
July 12, 2022

New England Needs California’s Clean Trucks Rules – Here’s Why.  

by Rishya Narayanan

Slashing polluting emissions from medium- and heavy-duty vehicles is a critical part of our climate fight.

Electric school buses
July 11, 2022

The Truth About “Advanced Recycling” Systems

So-called “advanced recycling” is a ruse. The term is part of a larger disinformation – or greenwashing – campaign. That campaign’s goal: to distract lawmakers and the public from real solutions to the world’s plastic crisis.

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