Blocking Kinder Morgan

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Going Low-Carb
by Laurie O'Reilly

Transforming New England’s Energy System New England’s coal-fired power plants were at their peak when CLF opened its doors 50 years ago. The majority of the region’s coal fleet came online in the post-war boom years of the1950s and 1960s and they would go on to dominate our region’s electricity mix for decades. Today, however,…

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The Future of Spectra’s Access Northeast Pipeline Looks Dim
by Greg Cunningham

Last week’s unanimous decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, ruling in favor of CLF and finding that the state’s Department of Public Utilities cannot legally tax the Commonwealth’s electric consumers to cover the cost of new interstate gas pipeline, is reverberating throughout New England. Since the decision was released, not only have the Massachusetts…

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Maine Approves Scheme Allowing Big Gas to Gamble Public’s Money

“Today, the fossil fuel industry hoodwinked the PUC into gambling one billion dollars of Mainers’ hard-earned money on a massive new gas pipeline,” said CLF attorney Ben Tettlebaum. “From Day One, this LePage-appointed commission has been desperate to find any way to justify overwhelming concessions for Big Gas, no matter the cost. From helping kill the solar bill, to reopening wind contracts, to squashing energy efficiency programs and more, these commissioners have exhibited a troubling pattern of failed leadership, regressive policies and unlawful behavior, and today’s decision is no exception.”

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Taking Big Gas to Court
by Veronica Eady

Yesterday, CLF appeared before Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court in a case that could dramatically impact our climate future in the Commonwealth and across New England. At the heart of the case is whether the state’s Department of Public Utilities can force businesses and families to finance multi-million-dollar investments in new natural gas pipelines and other…

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ADVISORY: CLF to Argue Before MA Supreme Judicial Court

On Thursday, May 5, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) attorney David Ismay will argue before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concerning last fall’s ruling by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to allow pipeline companies to charge electric customers for new natural gas infrastructure.

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Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Suspended

… “It’s a rare thing to see a fossil fuel company admit there simply isn’t enough need for what they’re selling,” said Conservation Law Foundation president Bradley Campbell. “It is increasingly apparent that free market forces are rapidly driving us toward a clean energy future, and today’s decision by Kinder Morgan is a telling sign…

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The Winners and Losers after Kinder Morgan’s Exit

… Conservation Law Foundation. The powerful group led a coalition of community activists and environmentalists to fight Kinder Morgan. New England traditionally gets its natural gas brought in from the Gulf of Mexico, but the discovery of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania means a cheaper supply closer to home. All we need is more pipeline,…