Jun 28, 2024

Supreme Court Rules in Chevron Doctrine Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned 40 years of precedent and practice comprising the “Chevron doctrine,” under which federal courts defer to an agency’s interpretation of ambiguous legal terms when Congress has given that agency authority to implement the law.

view of facade of Supreme Court building
Jun 24, 2024

5 Lessons for Communities in Negotiating New Energy Infrastructure

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
Jun 12, 2024

Four Wonders I Saw at Cashes Ledge

Cashes Ledge is an underwater mountain range that nurtures a multitude of species, many of them vulnerable to human impacts as well as climate change.

Fish swimming amid kelp at Cashes Ledge