Rhode Island Ocean Plan

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Massachusetts Releases First in the Nation Ocean Management Plan – Environmentalists Call for Active Public Comment
by Brian Barth

Contact: Priscilla Brooks, CLF Director of Ocean Conservation Program 617.850.1737 Jack Clarke, Mass Audubon, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations 617-962-5187 BOSTON, MA (JULY 1, 2009) – Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles today released a draft comprehensive ocean management plan, the first of its kind in the nation, to guide…

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Endangered Species Listing Sought for Atlantic Wolffish: Group Seeks Protection and Recovery Plan for New England Fish Facing Extinction
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant , 617-850-1722, cdurrant@clf.org BOSTON, MA (October 1, 2008) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and others today filed a scientific petition with the federal government seeking endangered species protection for the Atlantic wolffish, a fish threatened with extinction due to years of overharvesting and habitat loss due to modern fishing gear. If the…

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Coalition Praises General Assembly for Approving Legislation to Use More Renewable Energy in Ocean State: Groups Urge General Assembly to Make Commitment to Renewable Energy This Year and Override Gov. Carcieri Veto
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 To read CLF’s summary of our response to Gov. Carcieri’s veto, click here . Providence, RI (June 27, 2008) – Just days after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve new legislation to encourage the development of more wind, solar and renewable energy for Rhode Island, Gov.…

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MA Governor Signs Historic Ocean Management Bill
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 28, 2008) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed into law a landmark ocean management act to balance commercial and recreational use with wildlife protection. The new law will lead to a first-in-the-nation ocean management plan to guide all development activity, including renewable energy,…

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Massachusetts Leads the Nation by Passing First Ever Comprehensive Ocean Planning Bill Massachusetts Ocean Act will Help Managers Balance Commercial and Recreational Activities with Conservation Needs – Preserving the Marine Economy and Environment
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 23, 2008) – Late last night the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Massachusetts Ocean Act, calling for the creation of a comprehensive plan to manage the Bay State’s ocean waters. This plan will be the first of its kind in the nation and will apply…

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Experts Say U.S. Coasts and Estuaries Contribute Billions to Economy, but Much is at Risk: New report from Restore America’s Estuaries and The Ocean Foundation Shows High Economic Value of Coasts and Estuaries at Jeopardy Without Restoration and Protection
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Washington, DC (May 21, 2008) – A new report released today documents the economic value of the nation’s coastal areas in excess of hundreds of billions of dollars. According to the report, “The Economic and Market Value of Coasts and Estuaries: What’s At Stake?” beaches, coastal communities,…