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Plastic and foam ban is still the right policy for Maine

Laws that reduce the demand and availability of plastic products like Maine’s ban on plastic bags and polystyrene foam containers are critical to halting this build out of plastic production facilities. These bans will drastically reduce the harm these products have on the environment, slash the skyrocketing waste management and recycling costs for cities and towns, and cut down on the overall demand for plastics.

Biden’s Federal Flood Protections Are Positive Step But Local Action Needed, Too
by Deanna Moran

Advocates cheered when President Biden reinstated the Obama-era flood protection standard among his first acts in office. The Biden administration is sending a clear signal that building according to climate patterns of the past is no longer acceptable – we must acknowledge and address increasingly frequent and extreme flooding caused by climate change. Reinstating the federal standard is a critical first step for increasing our national infrastructure’s climate resilience – one that signals the urgent need for action here at home.

Guest Post: Will Developers Slow the Path to Net Zero?
by Joan Fitzgerald

Cities with aggressive climate standards are running into roadblocks. Achieving these goals will require strong building energy codes and ending the use of fossil fuels in buildings and homes. We’re starting to see that neither the natural gas utilities nor the real estate industry will sit by quietly as cities and states enforce stronger building codes and ban natural gas infrastructure in new construction.

Legal Fellow – One Year

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a legal fellow to join our team over to work in our Healthy and Resilient Communities program. The legal fellow may be based in CLF’s Massachusetts, Maine, or New Hampshire office. The position is a one-year term and is available immediately with the possibility of a second year. The…

Gordon Hall
by Julie Gal-Or

In 2016, CLF launched the Senior Fellows program with support from two longtime and generous supporters, Gordon Hall and former Board of Trustees Chair Michael Moskow. The Senior Fellows program allows lawyers, paralegals, engineers, scientists, journalists, and other seasoned professionals who are transitioning into retirement or coming out of a career break to donate their…

The Hildreth Family
by Julie Gal-Or

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Maine’s woods and sea, Alison Hildreth and her late husband Horace (“Hoddy”) worried that someday it could all disappear because of development and industrialization. It was this concern that first prompted them to support CLF in 1970. Together, they watched the organization grow from humble beginnings to a regionwide…