Aug 14, 2019

Enviros sue over ACE, calling it an assault on public health

“By the EPA’s own estimates, the new rule will result in the deaths of thousands of Americans,” Conservation Law Foundation attorney James Crowley said in a statement. “The Trump administration’s pathetic rule is nothing more than a lifeline for dying coal plants, and we will continue to fight it.”

Aug 08, 2019

Conservation Matters Summer 2019: Year in Review

CLF succeeds because we have people like you by our side. In this special annual report issue of Conservation Matters, we are honoring just a few of our many local heroes, people who have devoted their time, energy, and passion to defending our homes, protecting our children’s health, and supporting the vibrancy of our communities.

Jul 08, 2019

Maine finally tackles climate change

The only way to fight back against these economic, health and environmental impacts is to drop our fossil fuel habit and drastically lower our polluting emissions now, and this law will help get us there.

May 17, 2019

CLF Testifies in Support of Maine Climate Bill

“This legislation will make Maine a national leader on climate change,” said Emily K. Green, Staff Attorney at CLF. “We need bold action to stave off the worst impacts of the looming climate crisis. This bill will slash carbon emissions while protecting businesses and spurring new industries. It’s clear that the time for talk and debate is over. We must pass this law.”

Maine is poised to act on climate
Apr 26, 2019

New Law Would Create Roadmap to Reach Net Zero Emissions by 2050

The 2050 Roadmap Act is a critical update to the state’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA). It will ensure Massachusetts’s nation-leading climate efforts remain tied to science while establishing a new framework for fairly and efficiently achieving our climate goals by 2050.

MA legislators can still make progress on clean energy
Mar 21, 2019

To Fight Climate Change, Vermont Needs Strong Climate Laws

Vermont students flooded the Statehouse this month to speak to legislators about the dire need to take bold action to address climate change. Their pleas and passion were welcomed by many new climate champions that joined the Vermont Legislature this year. As the Trump administration scorns its responsibility to tackle climate change, state and local… Continue reading To Fight Climate Change, Vermont Needs Strong Climate Laws

Legislators took up the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act in January, 2020
Mar 05, 2019

Maine Is (Finally) Poised to Act on Climate Change

CLF’s top priority this session is an important climate bill, An Act to Limit Greenhouse Gas Pollution and Effectively Use Maine’s Natural Resources (LD 797). This bill would ensure that Maine takes action to cut carbon pollution and fight climate change, protecting families and businesses in the state from the worst effects of climate catastrophe while growing Maine’s economy.

Maine is poised to act on climate
Feb 28, 2019

Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency

“The 52 Senators who voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency are each complicit in the countless premature deaths, compromised health, and global economic peril that will undoubtedly result from Wheeler’s agenda to weaken protections and safeguards that are fundamental to the agency’s mission,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. 

Feb 28, 2019

Advocates push for enforcement of R.I. greenhouse-gas reduction goals

Environmental advocates gathered on the State House steps on Thursday in support of bills aimed at reducing plastics pollution and tackling climate change. “We’re here today to act on climate,” said Amy Moses, director of the Conservation Law Foundation Rhode Island.