June 28, 2024

The Supreme Court Just Disempowered the EPA

by Bradley Campbell

In its ruling against “Chevron deference” the Supreme Court has eroded the environmental and health protections we rely on.

view of facade of Supreme Court building
June 25, 2024

Toxic Water Ruins New England Summer Fun

by Ruby Verbitsky

Toxic blue-green algae makes it dangerous to swim for humans and animals, and climate change is making it worse.

Water covered in blue-green algae with a sign warning people not to swim
June 25, 2024

A North Atlantic Right Whale Family Tree 

by Sarah White

Ship and boat strikes and entanglements in fishing gear are harming right whale families.

Juno swimming with her calf
June 25, 2024

A Cleaner, Faster, and More Reliable Commuter Rail Powered by Electricity

by Ali Hiple

Electrifying Massachusetts’ commuter rail can help reduce pollution and improve service, particularly for environmental justice communities. We are making strides in that direction.

Photo of MBTA Commuter Rail purple train cars parked at lot. The train cars shown in the photo run on dirty fossil fuels that pollute the communities along the route of these trains.
June 25, 2024

3 Reasons New Hampshire Needs a Bottle Bill  

by Madalyn Frye

Thanks to bottle bills, many New England states have increased recycling rates and now rank among the top states in the country. New Hampshire still lacks a bottle bill. Learn why that matters.

Photo of an empty plastic bottle being tossed into a plastic bag. The image is taken from inside the plastic bag, and one can see the outline of a hand tossing the bottle. Behind, a bright sunset shines through the litter.
June 24, 2024

5 Lessons for Communities in Negotiating New Energy Infrastructure

by Anxhela Mile

CLF worked with Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE), a local community group, to negotiate with the mayor of Salem and an offshore wind developer a legal contract known as a Community Benefits Agreement. Here, we present 5 takeaways from our work with the local community.

A rendering of the Salem Wind Port
June 24, 2024

The Truth About Fisheries Management in New England

by Sarah White

Fisheries management must preserve the beloved New England fishing industry with stronger regulations and measures to adapt to climate change. 

Red cod
June 21, 2024

Hurricane Season is Here. Are Building Codes Ready?

by Ali Hiple

Forecasters predict a very active hurricane season in 2024. But are building codes ready? Massachusetts has an opportunity to plan for extreme weather with the Climate Safe Buildings Act.

North End Tidal Flooding
June 13, 2024

Offshore Wind and Right Whales Can Coexist. Here’s How. 

by Sarah White

Seven guidelines for how North Atlantic right whales and offshore wind can share the sea as safely as possible.

Row of offshore wind turbines
June 13, 2024

Talking Trash: The Truth About Landfills

by Pam Reynolds

Trash in landfills contaminates soil and water. That’s because all landfill sites will leak sooner or later.

landfill with garbage trucks