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Election 2010: What it Means for New England’s Environment
by Seth Kaplan

The following is a special edition of CLF’s e-News.  To receive this kind of carefully screened (no spam here!)  information and to support CLF join today. We at CLF watched last Tuesday’s elections with great interest, and in some cases, trepidation. Our ability to be effective in our work is greatly enhanced when there is…

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Join us: VT Enviro Action Conference this Saturday
by Anthony Iarrapino

Please Join CLF and our many organizational partners, including VPIRG, VNRC, VT League of Conservation Voters, Democracy for America, and Toxics Action Center, at the Vermont Environmental Action 2010 Conference. What: Environmental Action is the largest grassroots activism conference in the state of Vermont. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for environmentalists, community leaders, and…

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Local Groups Present the True Costs of Coal
by Shanna Cleveland

Local Activists from Salem Alliance for the Environment (SAFE) and HealthLink are hosting a Forum this Sunday that will expose the true costs of burning coal at plants like Salem Harbor Station.  The heat is on Dominion Energy to shut down Salem Harbor Station to allow the City of Salem and Massachusetts to usher in…

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Environmental Challenges under a LePage Administration
by Sean Mahoney

Governor-elect Paul LePage’s rhetoric on the campaign trail was alarmingly anti-environmental.
Even more problematic is a pervasive sense that he simply doesn’t “get it” – doesn’t get the concept of sustainability, doesn’t get the economic value of a strong and vibrant environment and doesn’t get Mainers abiding conviction that ours is a unique state that merits strong efforts to maintain.

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The Latest News about the Salem Harbor Power Plant
by Seth Kaplan

There has been a significant development in the long running saga of the Salem Harbor power plant, one of the major targets of CLF’s Coal Free New England campaign. On October 5, Dominion Energy, the plant’s owner, quietly filed what is known as a Permanent Delist Bid with ISO New England (ISO-NE), the operator of…

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Portal to Offshore Wind Power: New Bedford named staging port for Cape Wind
by Sue Reid

At an event Wednesday afternoon in New Bedford, Governor Patrick, Congressman Frank, Mayor Lang, Secretary Bowles, Senator Montigny, DOER Commissioner Phil Giudice and a host of other local, state and federal officials together announced that New Bedford’s South Terminal will be developed as a deepwater port to serve the Cape Wind project and other offshore…

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Countdown to Carbon Nation
by Kim Twist

Just five more days until the Providence premiere of Carbon Nation. Tell your friends and come get inspired by inspiring people who took the path of positivity and solutions rather than complaining about the current carbon climate. Join us after the film for a panel discussion with director Peter Byck and local environmental leaders. You…

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Calculate Your Own Carbon Footprint: Then Come See Carbon Nation
by Kim Twist

Ever wondered what your own carbon footprint looks like? Calculate it here. Once you’ve done that, make plans to come see Carbon Nation on October 25 at 6:00 PM at the Metcalf Auditorium in the Chace Center at RISD. Carbon Nation stands on the side of pioneers who want to find Solutions…who want to stop…