In a first of its kind collaboration, a coalition of leading environmental organizations and offshore wind developers has agreed to a series of voluntary measures that will protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales, while helping to expedite responsible offshore wind development, in the Mid-Atlantic.
Offshore Wind Developers, Environmental Groups Reach First-of-Kind Agreement to Protect Endangered Right Whales, Help Expedite Clean Energy in Mid-Atlantic
Yesterday, the North Atlantic right whale was only an historical symbol of one consequence associated with the relentless and unsustainable pursuit of energy. Today, it is also a new symbol of renewable energy done the right way. The agreement CLF is announcing today reflects support for the pursuit of renewable energy and also demonstrates that…
Shipping lanes in and around San Francisco Bay are being changed to protect the many whales that feed in its krill-rich waters. Blue whales, fin whales, and humpbacks will all benefit from the changes. This action took two years of collaboration, data-sharing, and negotiating among the shipping industry, government agencies, and environmental groups. This, in…
Conservation Law Foundation To Present Rhode Island Premiere Of Ocean Frontiers, New Film About Stewardship Of Ocean Resources
Ocean enthusiasts are invited to join Rhode Island’s foremost ocean experts and leading stakeholders at the Rhode Island premiere of Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship, a new documentary from Karen Meyer of Green Fire Productions. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, April 4 from 6:30-9:00 PM at the Corless Auditorium, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, at the Narragansett Bay Campus. The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 PM. A discussion with the filmmaker and a panel of ocean experts will follow the screening.
Conservation Law Foundation Calls on NOAA to Advance Proposal to Establish Dedicated Ecological Research Area in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
BOSTON, MA September 15, 2011 – On Wednesday, September 14, the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary proposed to establish an Ecological Research Area within the Sanctuary’s boundaries. Although the Sanctuary’s multi-stakeholder Advisory Council voted strongly in favor of the proposal, NOAA officials decided not to send the proposal on to the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) for further review. Conservation Law Foundation today issued the following statement in response to the proposal and NOAA’s disappointing move.
A Boston Globe article last week reported exciting information about North Atlantic right whales, the most endangered large whale in the North Atlantic and one of the planet’s rarest animals, with an estimated 440 individuals left in the total population.
Understandably, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (which seems to be the first oil spill to have a Facebook page) has been the subject of intense interest on this blog (repeatedly), in New Orleans (which incredibly finds itself in the cross-hairs of ANOTHER disaster) and in nearby Florida, where brilliant and…
Environmental Advocates Applaud Release of Comprehensive Ocean Management Plan for Massachusetts, First in Nation: Plan Provides Much-Needed Protection for Vulnerable Marine Wildlife and Habitat
Environmental advocates applauded today’s release of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan as a giant step toward achieving enduring stewardship of the state’s ocean waters.
Bill Filed to Protect Georges Bank from Oil & Gas Drilling: CLF Applauds Efforts to Protect Critical Fish Species and Underwater Habitat
Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Washington, D.C. (February 2, 2009) – Representative Ed Markey, joined by twelve members of the New England Congressional delegation, today filed a bill to permanently protect New England’s historic Georges Bank fishing grounds from oil and gas drilling. The legislation also includes protections for all National Marine…
Experts Say U.S. Coasts and Estuaries Contribute Billions to Economy, but Much is at Risk: New report from Restore America’s Estuaries and The Ocean Foundation Shows High Economic Value of Coasts and Estuaries at Jeopardy Without Restoration and Protection
Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Washington, DC (May 21, 2008) – A new report released today documents the economic value of the nation’s coastal areas in excess of hundreds of billions of dollars. According to the report, “The Economic and Market Value of Coasts and Estuaries: What’s At Stake?” beaches, coastal communities,…