Mar 31, 2023

MBTA Bus Electrification Report

Recent laws in Massachusetts require the Commonwealth to make progress on transit electrification. This report examines the MBTA’s climate and electrification mandates for buses and rails, as well as other relevant laws, regulations, and practical considerations, and the MBTA’s current proposal for electrification. It provides a timeline for procurements and bus maintenance facility upgrades and construction to meet the electrification targets.

Mar 29, 2023

New Bedford Residents Say No to Polluting Facility

Parallel Products wants to expand its current recycling facility into a trash transfer station. That spells bad news for the New Bedford residents. CLF and our partners are stepping up to protect the community and environment.

trash can filled with plastic waste
Mar 27, 2023

Gov. Healey Names Phillip Eng as New MBTA General Manager

“The MBTA is in crisis, and it’s time for bold leadership at the top to turn the situation around while centering equity, climate resiliency, and increased frequency,” said Caitlin Peale Sloan, Vice President of CLF Massachusetts. “Phillip is an excellent choice to lead the T at this critical time. The thousands of people who depend on the T to get around the region deserve a safe, reliable system, and CLF will be at the table with new leadership to make sure that happens.”

A new MBTA Orange Line train waits at a station
Mar 16, 2023

What Is Energy Efficiency?

Energy efficiency is not just about conserving energy or changing your old lightbulbs. It’s about getting more bang for your buck with every appliance – and making sweeping changes so that every level of our economy can do the same.

energy efficiency saves both money and electricity
Mar 15, 2023

CLF’s Staci Rubin Appointed Mass. DPU Commissioner

“I’m thrilled to see Staci’s talent recognized in her appointment to this essential post,” said CLF President Brad Campbell. “In an era of high cynicism about politics, it is telling that Governor Healey has chosen Staci based on her leadership skills, her legal acumen, and her principled commitment to the public interest and social justice. Massachusetts communities are better off because of the leadership Staci will provide in transitioning to clean energy and advancing environmental justice.”

Massachusetts State House
Mar 14, 2023

Quincy Oil Terminal Endangering Community

“Sprague’s Quincy terminal is an accident waiting to happen,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “The climate crisis is worsening storms and flooding in and around Boston Harbor, and Sprague has sat on their hands while nearby communities are at risk of being inundated with a toxic oil spill. This facility is woefully unprepared for extreme weather, and it’s time the owners are held accountable in court.”

The area surrounding Sprague Oil's terminal in Quincy, MA.