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For Energy Independence, Offshore Drilling Is Not The Answer
by Conservation Law Foundation

Since 1977, CLF has led efforts to block offshore drilling in the North Atlantic, particularly in the area of Georges Bank. CLF’s efforts were instrumental in winning drilling moratoria in Georges Bank through 2012. This morning, President Obama announced new plans for offshore drilling. Here’s what Priscilla Brooks, Ph.D., CLF’s Ocean Conservation Program director, had to say. “The…

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CLF Ventures, Peregrine Energy, New Hampshire Regional Planning Commissions and Clean Air-Cool Planet to Collaborate on Federally Funded Project to Help New Hampshire Municipalities Boost Energy Efficiency
by Brian Barth

CLF Ventures, a non-profit affiliate of Conservation Law Foundation, and Peregrine Energy Group, a leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy development, announced today that they have been selected by the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning (OEP) to jointly develop and implement an outreach and technical assistance program to increase energy efficiency in municipalities throughout the state.

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Still Problems at Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

I hope the band-aids used to fix leaks at Vermont Yankee hold.  I wish I had faith in the statement “they’ve stopped a leak.”  Perhaps this is one statement from Entergy’s out-of-state corporate executives that acutally is true and reliable.  Unfortunately, the public’s confidence in Vermont Yankee is badly torn, and not easily mended.  Even if the broken pipes are…

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Going Green To Keep Our Waters Blue
by Conservation Law Foundation

The Massachusetts’ Water Resource Authority’s decision to release 15 million gallons of untreated sewage into Boston Harbor’s Quincy Bay during last weekend’s storm felt to many like a giant step backward in the decades-long fight to clean up Boston Harbor. The good news is that there are actions that can be taken today that could…

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At least we are getting some good people in Washington (hopefully) . . .
by Seth Kaplan

President Obama took a very positive step when he nominated Cheryl LaFleur to be a Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Ms. LaFleur played a key role in developing the energy efficiency programs that have become a model for the nation during her time at National Grid USA (formerly the New England Electric System). …

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Vermont regulators respond to CLF call and open investigation into whether nuclear plant needs to be shut down
by Seth Kaplan

The current crumbling fleet of nuclear power plants demonstrate how the current version of nuclear power is not a sane and safe climate solution.  No facility shows this more clearly than the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. Responding to CLF’s requests, the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) issued an order opening an investigation into whether…

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Shut’er Down, Regulators asleep at the switch
by Anthony Iarrapino

1. Stop the Leaks The continuing leaks of radiation at Vermont Yankee must stop. It is outrageous that our regulators are refusing to act.  Nearly a month ago, CLF called on the Public Service Board to shut down Yankee until the leaks stop. It only makes sense. You can read our filings here. 2. Shut…

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Global Warming and Blizzards
by Seth Kaplan

Our friend Mike Tidwell, the Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (and definitive climate policy blogger Joe Romm) directs attention to the thoughts of Jeff Masters, head meteorologist at Weather Underground on how the current spate of East Coast blizzards is the kind of phenomena that climate science tells us to expect as…

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Neil Young, Environmental Visionary
by Seth Kaplan

The summary at the top of this blog post sums it all up: In 2009, Neil Young released Fork In The Road, an album which is dedicated to the Lincvolt project that transformed his classic Lincoln Continental into a hot zero emissions vehicle that gets 100 mpg. In this paean to the LincVolt project, Karen…