Jul 06, 2023

What Is Climate Justice?

Climate justice is about recognizing that climate impacts, such as extended heat waves, stronger winds, and intense rainstorms, disproportionately affect marginalized communities. It calls for urgent action to prevent further harm and ensure equitable access to clean energy solutions, prioritizing historically marginalized communities for a sustainable and fair future.

Group of multiracial activists call out for climate justice while holding signs and a megaphone. In the background, a sandy beach and the ocean.
Nov 29, 2022

Utilities Must Act Now to Protect Us from Climate Fallout

Fixing emergency power outages can cost electricity companies millions of dollars – costs they pass on to their customers. It is time for utility companies to update and reinforce their infrastructure to make it more capable of withstanding these storms.

A home with power lines covered in snow
Apr 01, 2021

Our Utilities Are Falling Down on Climate. Here’s Why They Need to Step Up.

No state here in New England has required its utilities to assess their vulnerability to climate change – or take action to prepare for it. With our homes, lives, and livelihoods at stake, allowing utilities to be so unprepared is irresponsible and simply too big a risk to take. CLF is pushing to change that – starting with Massachusetts.

Lower Manhattan Power Outage During Hurricane Sandy
Sep 13, 2020

How Massachusetts Can Make Things Right in the Merrimack Valley

Two years after gas explosions rocked the Merrimack Valley, Lawrence is still fighting to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of its residents. And in fighting for Lawrence’s recovery, we can protect communities across the Commonwealth, too.

Lawrence, MA in the Merrimack Valley