Jan 29, 2024

Maine Locks in Polluting Gas with 30-Year Contract

“The fact that the PUC will begin considering the climate impacts of polluting fossil gas is a definite step in the right direction,” said CLF Senior Attorney Emily Green. “But committing to three more decades of gas flies in the face of Maine’s binding climate targets at a time when we’re already seeing extreme weather connected to the climate crisis. Our leaders and agencies must do more than talk the talk and CLF will ensure that they walk the walk regarding our mandated emissions targets.”

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Jan 23, 2024

Maine Legislation Would Reduce Cost and Health Impacts of Polluting Gas

“Fossil gas is polluting our planet and harming Mainers right in their own homes,” said Emily K. Green, Senior Attorney at CLF Maine. “We can’t keep talking out of both sides of our mouths, setting aggressive climate mandates while allowing gas utilities to carry on with business as usual. It’s past time to take a hard look at the ever-expanding gas network and plot our transition away from fossil fuels for good, and this bill is a great step in that direction.” 

Dec 06, 2023

Mass. Officials Issue Findings on Future of Natural Gas

“The DPU absolutely came to the right conclusion here: dangerous, polluting fossil fuel gas and so-called renewable natural gas are not the future of heating,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “It will take huge investments to make this transition, and we cannot increase the burden on low- and moderate-income families in the process. We still have a lot of work to do to reach our climate and emissions goals, but today’s order puts us on the right path for years to come.”

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Sep 15, 2023

Conservation Matters: Fall 2023

The fossil fuel industry spent billions to sabotage trust in climate science. Now, they’re spending billions to recast some fossil fuels as clean and sustainable. 

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Sep 13, 2023

What Is Greenwashing?

Some of the world’s biggest polluters want us to believe they’re going green – but they’re really just hiding “business as usual” behind slick words. Here’s how to spot greenwashing in action.

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