Conservation Law Foundation Statement On Senator Ted Kennedy’s Passing

Seth Kaplan

(BOSTON, MA) AUGUST 26, 2009 — “Today, we mourn the loss of Ted Kennedy, an incomparable leader for our region and country, and a decades-long champion of forward-thinking environmental policy,” said CLF President John Kassel.  “He was a powerful voice and vote in the Senate during the development, debate and passage of every major piece of environmental legislation since the early 1960’s, and he was instrumental in advocating for clean air, healthy waterways, public transit and environmental justice in low-income Boston neighborhoods – policies that CLF strives to uphold and protect.”

“His leadership helped provide the essential foundation to pass everything from the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act,” noted CLF Vice President Seth Kaplan. “One key legacy that Senator Kennedy has left us is the generations of leaders he fostered and brought forward. Leaders like Rep. Ed Markey who first articulated a powerful message of environmental protection and clean energy development on a national prime-time stage at the 1980 Democratic National Convention – a speaking role that he had because of his close involvement in Senator Kennedy’s presidential campaign. While CLF and others may have disagreed with the Senator on a particular issue, the Cape Wind project, we always knew his values and goals were solid and good.”

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52 Responses to “Conservation Law Foundation Statement On Senator Ted Kennedy’s Passing”

  1. Mary Ann Joseph

    To the people protesting Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial in Arlington: Please has some respect for a man who devoted his life to our Country. If nothing else, he has a right to be next to his brothers.

  2. Mary Ann Joseph

    To the people protesting Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial in Arlington: Please has some respect for a man who devoted his life to our Country. If nothing else, he has a right to be next to his brothers.

  3. Mary Ann Joseph

    To the people protesting Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial in Arlington: Please has some respect for a man who devoted his life to our Country. If nothing else, he has a right to be next to his brothers.

  4. Mary Ann Joseph

    To the people protesting Senator Ted Kennedy’s burial in Arlington: Please has some respect for a man who devoted his life to our Country. If nothing else, he has a right to be next to his brothers.

    • Nancy Chester

      Ted is a nickname for Edward.

      Despite Kennedy’s personal shortcomings, he was a damn good U.S. Senator for 47 years. He deserves to be buried with his brothers. Keep the negativity for another time and let the man have his final days with respect.

    • Nancy Chester

      Ted is a nickname for Edward.

      Despite Kennedy’s personal shortcomings, he was a damn good U.S. Senator for 47 years. He deserves to be buried with his brothers. Keep the negativity for another time and let the man have his final days with respect.

    • Nancy Chester

      Ted is a nickname for Edward.

      Despite Kennedy’s personal shortcomings, he was a damn good U.S. Senator for 47 years. He deserves to be buried with his brothers. Keep the negativity for another time and let the man have his final days with respect.

    • Nancy Chester

      Ted is a nickname for Edward.

      Despite Kennedy’s personal shortcomings, he was a damn good U.S. Senator for 47 years. He deserves to be buried with his brothers. Keep the negativity for another time and let the man have his final days with respect.

  5. To spend a life time for the little guys by a borne-big-guy is truely something. The humankind becomes more human because of guys like him. Goodbye to Edward Kennedy with heart-felt appreciation for that. jpd

    • In Senator Ted Kennedy’s death this county will miss him. The world will remember his cause for peace and the everyday citizen will remember his will
      to fight for them. Senator Ted Kennedy WILL BE MISSED.

  6. To spend a life time for the little guys by a borne-big-guy is truely something. The humankind becomes more human because of guys like him. Goodbye to Edward Kennedy with heart-felt appreciation for that. jpd

    • In Senator Ted Kennedy’s death this county will miss him. The world will remember his cause for peace and the everyday citizen will remember his will
      to fight for them. Senator Ted Kennedy WILL BE MISSED.

  7. To spend a life time for the little guys by a borne-big-guy is truely something. The humankind becomes more human because of guys like him. Goodbye to Edward Kennedy with heart-felt appreciation for that. jpd

    • In Senator Ted Kennedy’s death this county will miss him. The world will remember his cause for peace and the everyday citizen will remember his will
      to fight for them. Senator Ted Kennedy WILL BE MISSED.

  8. To spend a life time for the little guys by a borne-big-guy is truely something. The humankind becomes more human because of guys like him. Goodbye to Edward Kennedy with heart-felt appreciation for that. jpd

    • In Senator Ted Kennedy’s death this county will miss him. The world will remember his cause for peace and the everyday citizen will remember his will
      to fight for them. Senator Ted Kennedy WILL BE MISSED.

  9. Malcolm

    I remember Ted Kennedy being resourceful, optimistic, determined, and believing in Government for the helpless and the voiceless etc.

    I remember his strong determined voice and demeanor and his belief in Universal Health Care as a right for every American. His efforts work, his voice will directly transform American health care coverage for every American SOON!!!

    Thank you Ted Kennedy for your tireless work and Faith in the American people.

    God bless.

    Malcolm
    Pittsburgh

  10. Malcolm

    I remember Ted Kennedy being resourceful, optimistic, determined, and believing in Government for the helpless and the voiceless etc.

    I remember his strong determined voice and demeanor and his belief in Universal Health Care as a right for every American. His efforts work, his voice will directly transform American health care coverage for every American SOON!!!

    Thank you Ted Kennedy for your tireless work and Faith in the American people.

    God bless.

    Malcolm
    Pittsburgh

  11. Malcolm

    I remember Ted Kennedy being resourceful, optimistic, determined, and believing in Government for the helpless and the voiceless etc.

    I remember his strong determined voice and demeanor and his belief in Universal Health Care as a right for every American. His efforts work, his voice will directly transform American health care coverage for every American SOON!!!

    Thank you Ted Kennedy for your tireless work and Faith in the American people.

    God bless.

    Malcolm
    Pittsburgh

  12. Malcolm

    I remember Ted Kennedy being resourceful, optimistic, determined, and believing in Government for the helpless and the voiceless etc.

    I remember his strong determined voice and demeanor and his belief in Universal Health Care as a right for every American. His efforts work, his voice will directly transform American health care coverage for every American SOON!!!

    Thank you Ted Kennedy for your tireless work and Faith in the American people.

    God bless.

    Malcolm
    Pittsburgh

  13. Jennifer

    Gee You people sure remember him differently than I do. I remember a man who’s money let him get away with murder…..literally. He was an adulterer, drunk, and a murder. He bled the tax payers dry. You definitely remember a different Ted Kennedy. Yours lived in a fantasy world. Mine lived in reality. But my prayers are not with him. They are will the loss the family is feeling. For despite all his wrong doings they still loved him.

  14. Jennifer

    Gee You people sure remember him differently than I do. I remember a man who’s money let him get away with murder…..literally. He was an adulterer, drunk, and a murder. He bled the tax payers dry. You definitely remember a different Ted Kennedy. Yours lived in a fantasy world. Mine lived in reality. But my prayers are not with him. They are will the loss the family is feeling. For despite all his wrong doings they still loved him.

  15. Jennifer

    Gee You people sure remember him differently than I do. I remember a man who’s money let him get away with murder…..literally. He was an adulterer, drunk, and a murder. He bled the tax payers dry. You definitely remember a different Ted Kennedy. Yours lived in a fantasy world. Mine lived in reality. But my prayers are not with him. They are will the loss the family is feeling. For despite all his wrong doings they still loved him.

  16. Jennifer

    Gee You people sure remember him differently than I do. I remember a man who’s money let him get away with murder…..literally. He was an adulterer, drunk, and a murder. He bled the tax payers dry. You definitely remember a different Ted Kennedy. Yours lived in a fantasy world. Mine lived in reality. But my prayers are not with him. They are will the loss the family is feeling. For despite all his wrong doings they still loved him.

  17. katiana

    en nombre mio de mi familia y de los Colombianos que de una u otra forma vivieron en esta epoca de lo que es la familiaKENNEDY leS DOY nuestro mas sentido pesame por la muerte de el senador TED KENNEDY.En este momento se que muchos Latinos lamentamos su muerte por su ayuda invaluable para todos nostros en especial un poliltico tan inteligente valioso y honesto de los cuales queran unos cuantos espero que algunos de los jovenes hijos de KENNEDY siga su legado sobre todo el de un POLITICO HONESTO Y SERVIDOR DE LOS DESPROTEGIDOS .Personalmente admiro su tezon valentia sus aguerridas batallas en la poliltica, simpre me he intersado en sus vidas y le he pedido a Dios en todos sus momentos dificiles al igual que en las buenas batallas y triunfos logrados, desde nina he leido y escuchado historias a cerca de la agerrida intrepida honesta famillia Kenedy. Mil gracias por todo lo que han hecho por todos los latinos inmigrandes por los ninos especiales .Que Dios los colme de bendiciones. PIDO ESCUXAS POR NO ENVIAR EL MENSAJE EN INGLES PUES NO ES MUY BUENO.

  18. katiana

    en nombre mio de mi familia y de los Colombianos que de una u otra forma vivieron en esta epoca de lo que es la familiaKENNEDY leS DOY nuestro mas sentido pesame por la muerte de el senador TED KENNEDY.En este momento se que muchos Latinos lamentamos su muerte por su ayuda invaluable para todos nostros en especial un poliltico tan inteligente valioso y honesto de los cuales queran unos cuantos espero que algunos de los jovenes hijos de KENNEDY siga su legado sobre todo el de un POLITICO HONESTO Y SERVIDOR DE LOS DESPROTEGIDOS .Personalmente admiro su tezon valentia sus aguerridas batallas en la poliltica, simpre me he intersado en sus vidas y le he pedido a Dios en todos sus momentos dificiles al igual que en las buenas batallas y triunfos logrados, desde nina he leido y escuchado historias a cerca de la agerrida intrepida honesta famillia Kenedy. Mil gracias por todo lo que han hecho por todos los latinos inmigrandes por los ninos especiales .Que Dios los colme de bendiciones. PIDO ESCUXAS POR NO ENVIAR EL MENSAJE EN INGLES PUES NO ES MUY BUENO.

  19. katiana

    en nombre mio de mi familia y de los Colombianos que de una u otra forma vivieron en esta epoca de lo que es la familiaKENNEDY leS DOY nuestro mas sentido pesame por la muerte de el senador TED KENNEDY.En este momento se que muchos Latinos lamentamos su muerte por su ayuda invaluable para todos nostros en especial un poliltico tan inteligente valioso y honesto de los cuales queran unos cuantos espero que algunos de los jovenes hijos de KENNEDY siga su legado sobre todo el de un POLITICO HONESTO Y SERVIDOR DE LOS DESPROTEGIDOS .Personalmente admiro su tezon valentia sus aguerridas batallas en la poliltica, simpre me he intersado en sus vidas y le he pedido a Dios en todos sus momentos dificiles al igual que en las buenas batallas y triunfos logrados, desde nina he leido y escuchado historias a cerca de la agerrida intrepida honesta famillia Kenedy. Mil gracias por todo lo que han hecho por todos los latinos inmigrandes por los ninos especiales .Que Dios los colme de bendiciones. PIDO ESCUXAS POR NO ENVIAR EL MENSAJE EN INGLES PUES NO ES MUY BUENO.

  20. katiana

    en nombre mio de mi familia y de los Colombianos que de una u otra forma vivieron en esta epoca de lo que es la familiaKENNEDY leS DOY nuestro mas sentido pesame por la muerte de el senador TED KENNEDY.En este momento se que muchos Latinos lamentamos su muerte por su ayuda invaluable para todos nostros en especial un poliltico tan inteligente valioso y honesto de los cuales queran unos cuantos espero que algunos de los jovenes hijos de KENNEDY siga su legado sobre todo el de un POLITICO HONESTO Y SERVIDOR DE LOS DESPROTEGIDOS .Personalmente admiro su tezon valentia sus aguerridas batallas en la poliltica, simpre me he intersado en sus vidas y le he pedido a Dios en todos sus momentos dificiles al igual que en las buenas batallas y triunfos logrados, desde nina he leido y escuchado historias a cerca de la agerrida intrepida honesta famillia Kenedy. Mil gracias por todo lo que han hecho por todos los latinos inmigrandes por los ninos especiales .Que Dios los colme de bendiciones. PIDO ESCUXAS POR NO ENVIAR EL MENSAJE EN INGLES PUES NO ES MUY BUENO.

  21. William Raymond Walcott

    God bless America and all those whom have been sent to make it better.

    Let thy lionhearted continue to roar from afar knowing the legacy of family and himself will be heard eternally.

    Let it be known few others have paid such a price in front of the public eye.

    Whom be the one casting stones havung served country and lost brother’s not from declared war, but from those hating justice, peace and equality.

    Whom be the obomanation not allowing brothers to rest together in memory,
    Is their no compassion in brotherhood. Ask thee Law makers,for in their vote will be revealed a rightful democracy.

    This was a God man dealt with a winning hand from the start.This wonderful soul experienced the odd game however in the end, the table was set as always for God.

    Let it be declared from heaven as below, “God bless the Kennedy’s.”

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations Inc.

  22. William Raymond Walcott

    God bless America and all those whom have been sent to make it better.

    Let thy lionhearted continue to roar from afar knowing the legacy of family and himself will be heard eternally.

    Let it be known few others have paid such a price in front of the public eye.

    Whom be the one casting stones havung served country and lost brother’s not from declared war, but from those hating justice, peace and equality.

    Whom be the obomanation not allowing brothers to rest together in memory,
    Is their no compassion in brotherhood. Ask thee Law makers,for in their vote will be revealed a rightful democracy.

    This was a God man dealt with a winning hand from the start.This wonderful soul experienced the odd game however in the end, the table was set as always for God.

    Let it be declared from heaven as below, “God bless the Kennedy’s.”

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations Inc.

  23. William Raymond Walcott

    God bless America and all those whom have been sent to make it better.

    Let thy lionhearted continue to roar from afar knowing the legacy of family and himself will be heard eternally.

    Let it be known few others have paid such a price in front of the public eye.

    Whom be the one casting stones havung served country and lost brother’s not from declared war, but from those hating justice, peace and equality.

    Whom be the obomanation not allowing brothers to rest together in memory,
    Is their no compassion in brotherhood. Ask thee Law makers,for in their vote will be revealed a rightful democracy.

    This was a God man dealt with a winning hand from the start.This wonderful soul experienced the odd game however in the end, the table was set as always for God.

    Let it be declared from heaven as below, “God bless the Kennedy’s.”

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations Inc.

  24. William Raymond Walcott

    God bless America and all those whom have been sent to make it better.

    Let thy lionhearted continue to roar from afar knowing the legacy of family and himself will be heard eternally.

    Let it be known few others have paid such a price in front of the public eye.

    Whom be the one casting stones havung served country and lost brother’s not from declared war, but from those hating justice, peace and equality.

    Whom be the obomanation not allowing brothers to rest together in memory,
    Is their no compassion in brotherhood. Ask thee Law makers,for in their vote will be revealed a rightful democracy.

    This was a God man dealt with a winning hand from the start.This wonderful soul experienced the odd game however in the end, the table was set as always for God.

    Let it be declared from heaven as below, “God bless the Kennedy’s.”

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations Inc.

  25. William Raymond Walcott

    Final step, fed up and not going to take anymore, gather an army for country and God so Gods will be done!

    Go forth bringing rightfulness,seek out and destroy with a vengance all those perpetual traitors for evil. Let us all expose those systems that bring suffering to many and great wealth to a few.Rip from thee hands of thy evil one his power and glory.Smash thee heads upon thy rock with great anger, knowing God is with us,

    Let us together fulfil the Kennedy legacy, thy torch has been passed so that the final step of the greatest race ever will be completed. Let us hold thy torch with strength and determination knowing the direction has been established, Hold the torch a high as the Kennedy family, so that all can see and strive for equality,truth justice,peace and love.

    Let us no longer sit in disbelief having faith in generals and politicians. Let it be remembered,that workers of lawlessness and vipers sit upon these thrones. Seek them out, destroy them or remove them from that which they love and all that they have created.

    Brothers and sisters,let us prepare this world for the inherited children.

    Citizens, destruction of the wicked must come first for paradise earth to be established. This is the final step,so it was written so it will be !

    God bless the Kennedy’s and our dream of Camelot.

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations

  26. William Raymond Walcott

    Final step, fed up and not going to take anymore, gather an army for country and God so Gods will be done!

    Go forth bringing rightfulness,seek out and destroy with a vengance all those perpetual traitors for evil. Let us all expose those systems that bring suffering to many and great wealth to a few.Rip from thee hands of thy evil one his power and glory.Smash thee heads upon thy rock with great anger, knowing God is with us,

    Let us together fulfil the Kennedy legacy, thy torch has been passed so that the final step of the greatest race ever will be completed. Let us hold thy torch with strength and determination knowing the direction has been established, Hold the torch a high as the Kennedy family, so that all can see and strive for equality,truth justice,peace and love.

    Let us no longer sit in disbelief having faith in generals and politicians. Let it be remembered,that workers of lawlessness and vipers sit upon these thrones. Seek them out, destroy them or remove them from that which they love and all that they have created.

    Brothers and sisters,let us prepare this world for the inherited children.

    Citizens, destruction of the wicked must come first for paradise earth to be established. This is the final step,so it was written so it will be !

    God bless the Kennedy’s and our dream of Camelot.

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations

  27. William Raymond Walcott

    Final step, fed up and not going to take anymore, gather an army for country and God so Gods will be done!

    Go forth bringing rightfulness,seek out and destroy with a vengance all those perpetual traitors for evil. Let us all expose those systems that bring suffering to many and great wealth to a few.Rip from thee hands of thy evil one his power and glory.Smash thee heads upon thy rock with great anger, knowing God is with us,

    Let us together fulfil the Kennedy legacy, thy torch has been passed so that the final step of the greatest race ever will be completed. Let us hold thy torch with strength and determination knowing the direction has been established, Hold the torch a high as the Kennedy family, so that all can see and strive for equality,truth justice,peace and love.

    Let us no longer sit in disbelief having faith in generals and politicians. Let it be remembered,that workers of lawlessness and vipers sit upon these thrones. Seek them out, destroy them or remove them from that which they love and all that they have created.

    Brothers and sisters,let us prepare this world for the inherited children.

    Citizens, destruction of the wicked must come first for paradise earth to be established. This is the final step,so it was written so it will be !

    God bless the Kennedy’s and our dream of Camelot.

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations

  28. William Raymond Walcott

    Final step, fed up and not going to take anymore, gather an army for country and God so Gods will be done!

    Go forth bringing rightfulness,seek out and destroy with a vengance all those perpetual traitors for evil. Let us all expose those systems that bring suffering to many and great wealth to a few.Rip from thee hands of thy evil one his power and glory.Smash thee heads upon thy rock with great anger, knowing God is with us,

    Let us together fulfil the Kennedy legacy, thy torch has been passed so that the final step of the greatest race ever will be completed. Let us hold thy torch with strength and determination knowing the direction has been established, Hold the torch a high as the Kennedy family, so that all can see and strive for equality,truth justice,peace and love.

    Let us no longer sit in disbelief having faith in generals and politicians. Let it be remembered,that workers of lawlessness and vipers sit upon these thrones. Seek them out, destroy them or remove them from that which they love and all that they have created.

    Brothers and sisters,let us prepare this world for the inherited children.

    Citizens, destruction of the wicked must come first for paradise earth to be established. This is the final step,so it was written so it will be !

    God bless the Kennedy’s and our dream of Camelot.

    William Raymond Walcott
    President
    Good Will Investigations

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