August 14, 2017

There’s Still Time to Speak Up for New England’s Marine Monument

by Priscilla Brooks

I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where I met with senior officials at the Departments of Commerce and Interior to urge the continued preservation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – the only such monument in the Atlantic and an ecological gem of immense significance. Our Nation’s Natural Treasures… Continue reading There’s Still Time to Speak Up for New England’s Marine Monument

August 11, 2017

It’s a Topsy Turvy World: EPA Wants to Increase Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Max Greene

EPA is trying to roll back greenhouse gas emission standards on cars. Here’s what you can do to help.

August 11, 2017

Commuter Rail Expansion Should Help All, Not Hurt Some

by Rafael Mares

An MBTA proposal to extend the Fairmount commuter rail service to Foxborough could help or harm current riders of the Indigo Line.

MBTA Fairmount Line
August 11, 2017

The Beginning of the End of Landfills in New England

by Kirstie Pecci

Victory! Casella Waste is abandoning its plans to expand the Southbridge Landfill – and it will close the facility entirely by the end 2018.

Southbridge Landfill Closing
August 10, 2017

Connecticut’s Draft Energy Strategy Is Big on Dirty Gas, Short on Clean Energy

by Conservation Law Foundation

By Caitlin Peale Sloan and Max Greene In July, Governor Malloy released a long-awaited Comprehensive Energy Strategy for Connecticut. While it shows Connecticut’s interest in cutting carbon pollution, this strategy will not help the state reach its clean energy goals. Instead, it would further Connecticut’s reliance on dirty gas and destructive gas pipelines. What the… Continue reading Connecticut’s Draft Energy Strategy Is Big on Dirty Gas, Short on Clean Energy

August 9, 2017

What Rick Perry’s Grid Reliability Study Means for New England

by Bethany Kwoka

In April, Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered a study on the reliability of our electric grid. This should be good news. The infrastructure of transmission lines, substations, and local delivery wires that make up the electricity grid is old and needs to be updated. But it was clear from the language of the… Continue reading What Rick Perry’s Grid Reliability Study Means for New England

August 7, 2017

The Fight for Solar in Maine Continues

by Sean Mahoney

In a stunning walk backwards, the Maine legislature failed again to override Governor LePage’s veto of legislation that would have supported solar progress in Maine. Passed in June, the bipartisan bill would have helped create stability in the state’s solar marketplace by ensuring that solar panel customers are fairly compensated for the power they produce… Continue reading The Fight for Solar in Maine Continues

Photo: Solar panel
August 4, 2017

CLF Takes EPA to Court for Allowing Landfills to Pollute

by Megan Herzog

President Trump’s EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is on a crusade to pollute our air by rolling back important rules that keep New England – and the rest of the U.S. – safe from dangerous emissions. But in his rush to shut down important rules that protect our air, water, and health, Pruitt has started cutting… Continue reading CLF Takes EPA to Court for Allowing Landfills to Pollute

August 3, 2017

Commerce Department Sets Dangerous Precedent in Overrule of Fishery Commission

by Megan Herzog

President Trump’s Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, is making waves in fisheries management—and setting a dangerous precedent that may undermine future efforts to protect vulnerable fish stocks in the Northeast. Earlier this month, Secretary Ross took the unprecedented action of overruling a fisheries management action made by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The Commission… Continue reading Commerce Department Sets Dangerous Precedent in Overrule of Fishery Commission

August 3, 2017

Denier: Governor Sununu Says Global Warming May Not Be Caused by Carbon Emissions

by Melissa Birchard

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has now openly denied the scientific consensus that climate change is primarily caused by excess heat-trapping carbon in our atmosphere. Initially, we were hopeful the governor might rise above partisan politics and family prejudices (his brother Michael is an outspoken climate denier) to take a responsible position on climate change.… Continue reading Denier: Governor Sununu Says Global Warming May Not Be Caused by Carbon Emissions