Here in New England, water is a way of life. Our rivers, streams, lakes, and ocean boost our economy, inspire our play, and enrich our heritage.
This week, EPA approved an update to the Areawide Waste Management Plan for Cape Cod, in an effort to address the nutrient pollution crisis that is killing the bays of the Cape. This approval marks a watershed moment in CLF’s advocacy on behalf of clean water on Cape Cod, but there is much work left…
Our most iconic waterscapes – Cape Cod, Great Bay, Lake Champlain, and Narragansett Bay – are slowly being choked by nutrient pollution. Nutrient pollution is traced to fertilizer runoff from agriculture and lawns, animal waste from factory farms, and overflowing sewage. CLF is fighting against nutrient pollution and for clean water in New England.
When it comes to clean water in New England, two big challenges stand in the way: nutrient pollution and stormwater runoff. CLF is working to solve these challenges by pushing local and state governments and the EPA to enforce clean water laws and hold polluters accountable for their damage.
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a Settlement Agreement today, which provides stricter monitoring of the Areawide Water Quality Plan, a major wastewater management plan for the peninsula. If approved by the court, the proposed settlement provides the legal framework for resolving CLF’s two Clean Water Act lawsuits against the EPA for failing to take actions to reduce harmful nitrogen pollution on Cape Cod.
Hidden in Judge’s Ruling on Cape Cod Water Pollution: A Slap to EPA’s Hand on the Clean Water Funding Spigot
A recent federal court decision in Conservation Law Foundation’s and Buzzards Bay Coalition’s lawsuit against EPA addressing nitrogen pollution in Cape Cod bays has major implications for the way local water pollution control projects are funded in the Commonwealth. The impact of nutrient pollution on the streams and bays of Cape Cod was identified as…
Last Friday, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), together with the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC), announced they had reached an agreement in principle with EPA to settle two lawsuits regarding nitrogen pollution on Cape Cod. In making the announcement, we release a statement, which can be found here.
CLF’s work to clean up Cape Cod’s waterways was covered in The Boston Globe. We tell you about those efforts, and the story, in this post.
Just over a year ago, CLF and the Buzzards Bay Coalition sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to expedite the clean up of a nitrogen pollution scourge on Cape Cod that was threatening the Cape’s bays and the local economy that depends on them. Today, CLF and the Bay Coalition filed a second…
I was disheartened, but not surprised, to read news accounts of a massive fish kill earlier this week on Cape Cod. Over 1,000 fish turned belly-up in a river that feeds into a bay along the south shore of Cape Cod. The mystery here is not so much about what caused this devastation, but how…