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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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Taking the “T” to the Next Level: Solutions for Funding Boston’s Public Transit System
by Conservation Law Foundation

Taking the “T” to the Next Level: Solutions for Funding Boston’s Public Transit System Remarks by James A. Aloisi, Jr. Former Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Discussion to Follow Wednesday, February 24, 2010 8:00 AM – Welcome Breakfast 8:30 AM – Presentation begins Federal Reserve Building 600 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA 02210 NOTE: you must present photo…

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RI Supreme Court Decision Overturns Ruling that Would Have Allowed Champlin’s Marina Expansion
by Conservation Law Foundation

Providence, RI February 18, 2010 – Affirming the need for proper procedure when deciding the fate of the State’s vulnerable coastal resources, the Rhode Island Supreme Court today overturned a Superior Court ruling that would have allowed the expansion of Champlin’s Marina into Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. The decision was hailed by Conservation Law…

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Mainers: Eat Pizza, Save the Environment
by Conservation Law Foundation

CLF Flatbread Pizza Night Tuesday, February 23 5-9pm 72 Commercial Street Portland, ME Join us at Flatbread Company in Portland, ME for a pizza night to benefit Conservation Law Foundation. Putting your money where your mouth is couldn’t be easier: $3.50 of each pizza purchased between 5 – 9 PM will go directly to CLF,…

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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…

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Tragedy in Connecticut
by Seth Kaplan

The explosion at a nearly-completed power plant under construction in Connecticut illustrates the direct dangers inherent in harnessing fuels like natural gas.  The accident occurred during the “purging” of the gas lines that were to provide the fuel for the plant – an activity of concern to some observers who believe it to be an…

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Everything old is new again: The fight for Clean Air continues & reducing, reusing and recycling is still a good idea
by Seth Kaplan

While the overarching environmental challenge of our time continues to be global warming we can’t loose sight of the need to confront the other air pollution that threatens the public health.  For those of us who fighting against dangerous pollution from coal fired power plants like Salem Harbor in Massachusetts this is not news –…

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CONSERVATION LAW FOUNDATION TAKES AIM AT AGING COAL PLANT
by Seth Kaplan

Update: News articles in Boston Globe, Salem News and Boston Business Journal about this announcement. Puts Dominion Energy On Notice Of Clean Air Act Lawsuit BOSTON, MA (January 27, 2010) In a continuing effort to bring the Salem Harbor Station coal-fired power plant into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF)…