Feb 06, 2023

Saving Cape Cod’s Waters

Cape Cod’s waters are at risk from nitrogen pollution but the region’s towns have been slow to implement solutions.

Feb 06, 2023

Boston Public Radio full show: Feb. 6, 2023

Bradley Campbell, Conservation Law Foundation president and CEO, joined to discuss various environmental headlines, including Gov. Maura Healey’s climate plans. For the full story, click here. 

Feb 01, 2023

The Truth About Electric Stoves  

The gas industry is trying to convince us that electric stoves are inferior to gas stoves. But we’ve got the facts that make electric stoves sizzle with potential.

Hand turning on an electric burner
Jan 23, 2023

More Massachusetts districts are switching to electric school buses

In the last five years, the foundation successfully settled eight lawsuits against bus vendors, four of which serve schools.

“We really have to put the pressure on to get these companies to transition,” said Heather Govern, vice president and director of CLF’s Clean Air and Water Program.

Jan 01, 2023

A Toxic Stew on Cape Cod: Human Waste and Warming Water

Christopher Kilian is a lawyer at the Conservation Law Foundation, a nonprofit that sued the state and Mashpee, arguing that Massachusetts law makes it illegal for towns to allow septic tanks that directly or indirectly release pollutants, including nitrogen, into surface water.

Dec 29, 2022

5 Questions for Shannon Laun

Shannon Laun oversees CLF’s newly opened Connecticut office, making headway on the state’s biggest environmental challenges.

Shannon Laun
Dec 27, 2022

Explainer: Freeing the Kennebec River

Removing four obsolete dams on the Kennebec River is an urgent next step that will improve the health of the Gulf of Maine, enhance riverfront communities, and bring back millions of sea-run fish, including endangered Atlantic salmon.

A dam on the Kennebec River in Maine
Dec 19, 2022

School bus company sued for excessive idling in Worcester, Holyoke

“Urban communities suffer disproportionately from toxic, polluted air,” said Heather Govern, director of CLF’s Clean Air and Water program, in a press release. “Holyoke and Worcester are two of the cities most burdened by negative health impacts like asthma because of this type of pollution. Durham School Services must own up to its role in this problem.”