March 1, 2024

Fossil Fuel Interests and Dark Money Donors Are Behind Opposition to Offshore Wind 

by Sarah White

Climate deniers and fossil fuel interests are quietly fueling an anti-offshore wind misinformation campaign

Rows of wind turbines on the water
March 1, 2024

Wine Bottles: The Case to Include Them in Bottle Return Programs 

by Adilson González Morales

In most states, bottle return programs don’t cover wine bottles. So, our options for recycling them are limited. That means they end up mixed with trash or littering our communities. But there’s a simple solution: expand bottle bills.

Closeup photo of empty wine bottles in bright green and dark yellow tones. Bottles looked broken and in pieces.
February 23, 2024

Five Things to Know About the New Nine-State Heat Pump Pledge 

by Rishya Narayanan

Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island join six other states in promising to cut climate pollution from buildings via electric heating.

Heat pumps on the outside of a grey, wooden home while it is sunny outside.
February 22, 2024

How Stronger Laws in Connecticut Can Tackle Food Waste 

by Marc Gonzalez

Food waste in Connecticut is taking a toll in our communities and the environment. Learn how stronger food waste laws can help us reduce toxic emissions and fight food insecurity.

Photography of person emptying a metal bin of food waste into a composting receptacle.
February 22, 2024

Connecticut Utilities Want to Invest in More Polluting Gas – at Your Expense

by Shannon Laun

If state regulators approve their requested rate hike, gas bills will only get more expensive, and Connecticut will continue its dependence on polluting fossil fuels.

The top of a white thermostat is shown against a beige wall. Only the adjustment knob, the top, and the vents are visible. Inside one of the vent grills is a folded 100 dollar bill.
February 12, 2024

Vermont Bottle Bill: An Urgent Makeover Is Overdue 

by Nora Bosworth

When Vermont first passed its bottle bill back in 1973, the program was a revolutionary tool to slash litter and boost recycling rates. Today, the program covers less than half of the drinks on store shelves. It’s time for an update

Point of view photo from inside of reverse vending machine used to return empty containers that participate in bottle bill programs.
February 9, 2024

A Zine Brings Community Data to Vibrant Life

by Sarah White

A zine created by Chelsea residents uses art and creative writing to highlight key data from the Healthy Neighborhoods Study.

Chelsea zine held open in a windowsill
February 9, 2024

With Climate Impacts Flooding the State, Vermont Needs an Updated Renewable Energy Standard

by Elena Mihaly

A new bill, H.289, would update VT’s standard to increase the amount of clean energy powering the state, which will slow climate change and help protect our communities

A view of the top half of a red barn with solar panels ovr the entire roof. The barn is against a blue sky with trees changing to their fall foliage color.
February 8, 2024

Vermont Should Create a “Climate Superfund” to Hold Big Oil Accountable

by Elena Mihaly

Vermont can make Big Oil pay for its role in climate change with the Climate Superfund bills.

A field with a sign reading "Irene high water mark."
February 8, 2024

Maine Deserves an Environmental Justice Law 

by Phelps Turner

CLF is working with partners and legislators to ensure an environmental justice law becomes a reality in Maine. Join us in advocating to get this bill across the finish line.

Top of Maine State House over sunset, green lush trees on the left and right of the foreground.