Jan 26, 2017
New Hampshire is not a huge state. But, it is home to almost 5,000 dams – some active, some in disrepair, and some abandoned. That large number can now be reduced by one. The Great Dam in Exeter is no more. Great Bay is fed by seven freshwater rivers – and now two are without head-of-tide dams. In 1638,… Continue reading The Great Dam Is History
Jan 11, 2017
CLF has filed a lawsuit against the redeveloper of the site of the Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for violating the Clean Water Act. Pollution from the site is fouling local waterways, including the Great Bay estuary, with numerous pollutants, including toxic chemicals of growing concern. From Air Force Base to a… Continue reading CLF Sues the Pease Development Authority to Clean Up Toxic Stormwater Pollution
Sep 29, 2016
U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro approved the deal, which includes the state of New Hampshire, U.S. Department of Justice and the Conservation Law Foundation, on Thursday… …Tom Irwin, vice president and director of CLF New Hampshire, said the group is “pleased that both in his order and in comments from the bench that… Continue reading Portsmouth’s deal with EPA on sewer plant approved
Jun 07, 2016
… The city reached a tentative deal with the EPA and Conservation Law Foundation in March to extend the deadline for when it must complete a new wastewater treatment plant on Peirce Island. Read more here…
Apr 20, 2016
… “This is a very significant and positive development for water quality in Portsmouth Harbor, the Piscataqua River and for the larger Great Bay Estuary,” said Tom Irwin, vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation in New Hampshire. The CLF has intervened in the city’s permitting process with the Environmental Protection Agency over… Continue reading Executive Council OK’s Loan for Upgrades to Portsmouth Sewage Treatment Plant
Mar 13, 2016
Dear Mayor Blalock and City Council members: Conservation Law Foundation and its Great Bay – Piscataqua Waterkeeper program have been engaged for several years in efforts to end pollution from the city of Portsmouth’s outdated, 4.5 million-gallon-per-day Peirce Island wastewater treatment plant. As you know, the facility is one of a small number of wastewater… Continue reading EPA settlement terms best path forward
Mar 06, 2016
The city of Portsmouth has the opportunity to finally construct a modern sewage treatment plant to protect the Piscataqua River and other important waters in our Great Bay estuary. After a public hearing on Monday evening, March 7, the City Council will vote on the second reading of a bond that will finance the construction… Continue reading Important votes to protect our Seacoast waters
Mar 02, 2016
We’re tackling the biggest threats to clean water today.
Jan 28, 2016
With its weathered White Mountains, stunning lakes, rivers, and coast, historic villages and thriving urban centers, New Hampshire offers an unparalleled quality of life – and it’s a place we’re proud to call home.
Jan 26, 2016
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.