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Climate Change Putting Waterfront Access in Massachusetts at Risk
by Deanna Moran

At CLF, we ask ourselves every day, “Are our communities ready for climate change?” When it comes to public waterfront access in Massachusetts, the answer is a resounding no. Waterfront parks and open spaces, including parts of the iconic Harborwalk, are already flooding during high tides and Nor’easters. Increasing sea level rise, along with more…

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Clean Energy Connect Project Will Benefit Mainers While Cutting Carbon Pollution
by Sean Mahoney

Central Maine Power’s Clean Energy Connect project will build a 145-mile transmission line through Maine to connect more than 1,000 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England’s electrical grid. By bringing more clean energy to the region, the project will reduce our reliance on dangerous, expensive fracked gas and significantly cut climate-damaging emissions. CLF, working…

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Getting Lead Out of Vermont School and Childcare Drinking Water
by Jen Duggan

Lead is often lurking in the fountains and faucets our kids drink from every day at schools across Vermont. And right now, there is no mandate for schools to test for it. Proactively removing lead fixtures and plumbing and testing for lead in drinking water is the only way we can know for sure that our schools and childcare centers are providing safe water.

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New England Needs to Hit the Accelerator on Electric Vehicles
by Emily Green

Americans are embracing electric vehicles and moving away from our dependency on fossil-fuel guzzling engines. But the transition needs to happen much more quickly if we’re going to reduce carbon pollution to the level required to avert climate catastrophe by 2050.

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Frigid Temperatures? Not a Problem in New England
by David Ismay

Late last week, temperatures across New England plunged into the single digits for almost three days straight. Through the entire cold snap, our energy prices were at record lows, we didn’t resort to burning oil, and there was no hint of the “rolling blackouts” threatened by the fearmongering gas pipeline lobby. What a difference a…

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New Hampshire’s Lag­­ging Energy Efficiency Program Is Getting a Boost
by Melissa Birchard

Energy efficiency cuts harmful carbon pollution cheaply and helps keep families safe and warm. That’s why we’ve been working hard on the efficiency beat in New Hampshire, which still ranks last in the region for the effectiveness of its energy efficiency programs. This poor ranking means we’re paying a lot more than we need to…

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Private-Public Partnership Replaces Old Diesel Engines
by Kelsey Salmon Schreck

CLF partnered with maritime companies to secure our sixth EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant, helping another New Bedford ship replace its existing inefficient diesel engine with a new, cleaner one. This project reduces emissions and improves the air quality for New Bedford residents.

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Bills to Watch as Massachusetts Kicks off Legislative Session
by Alyssa Rayman-Read

CLF is focusing this session on five critical areas of groundbreaking, proactive legislation: cutting carbon pollution, boosting clean transportation, reducing plastic pollution in our environment, and preparing our cities and towns for climate change impacts. Learn more about the bills before the legislature and how you can get involved.

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