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Climate Change and the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act

In order to meet the growing threat of climate change along the Massachusetts coast, the Commonwealth must update its laws and regulations to reflect changing climate conditions such as anticipated sea level rise and increased frequency and severity of extreme weather events. This task includes critical updates to the Public Waterfront Act program and its…

Press Releases
CLF Releases Study of Flooding in Boston’s Waterfront Open Spaces

“The public can’t access protected public spaces if they are underwater,” said Bradley Campbell, President of CLF. “Rising seas and more intense storms are already inundating parks and developed properties once safely above the tide line — a sobering glimpse of the more dramatic changes to come. It’s up to our elected officials to protect these public spaces and all of our waterfront neighborhoods from the looming risks of climate change before it’s too late.”

Publications
Guía popular sobre la Ley de Zonas Públicas

La Ley de Zonas Públicas Costeras de Massachusetts le da el derecho a expresar su opinión, a ser escuchado y a ayudar a articular el futuro de nuestras costas. La Guía popular sobre la Ley de Zonas Públicas le ayudará a: conocer y entender sus derecho bajo la Ley de Zonas Públicas Costeras, participar activamente…

Blog
The News about Our Climate Isn’t Good – But the Fight is Far from Over
by Bradley Campbell

Heat waves and flooding are putting New England’s people, environment, and economy at risk. Aging infrastructure is increasingly stressed from sea level rise and bigger storms. Our farmers face challenges from shifting growing seasons. Atlantic cod – already dwindling  – will disappear and lobster will move out of reach of New England fishermen as waters warm.…

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A People’s Guide for the People’s Harbor
by Victoria Wu

CLF’s “People’s Guide to the Public Waterfront Act” gives you the tools to access and enjoy the public Boston Harbor and other waterfront areas in the state. It demystifies the complex regulations that some developers have exploited made it look like their public land is only for private use.

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More Good News for Public Access in Everett
by Deanna Moran

October 15, 2018: In September, National Grid appealed MassDEP’s written determination requiring them to build a public pathway on their land. CLF – in partnership with Mystic River Watershed Association and Friends of the Malden River – filed a motion to participate in the proceeding. We support MassDEP’s decision and want to ensure that our members…