Massachusetts is a state of extraordinary range – from our miles of coastline to the western mountains, our dense hardwood forests to our working farms, our thickly settled city neighborhoods to our rural village greens.
From rural farmland and western foothills, to urban centers and coastal villages, Connecticut is a state of varied landscapes and remarkable range.
What does it take for a community to thrive? It starts with clean air and clean water and access to good jobs, education, and health care. It also takes safe and affordable transportation choices, local green spaces, and easy access to fresh, healthy food.
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. Its impacts will be felt around the world, and we here in New England will not be immune.
When news broke in 2013 that Brayton Point, New England’s largest – and reportedly most efficient – coal-fired power plant would close in 2017, CLF heralded the news as a victory in one of its signature battles: the demise of coal in New England.
The report projected a bleak future for the 50-year-old coal-fired facility, finding that the once profitable power plant’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were plummeting due to a perfect storm of market conditions that are projected to continue at least through the end of the decade.