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Monuments on Paper Only?
by Priscilla Brooks

National monuments without protections from commercial activities won’t do what they’re meant to do – comprehensively protect our natural, scientific, and cultural treasures In late August, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted to President Trump a report on his summer-long, unnecessary “review” of 27 of America’s treasured national monuments, including two of the newest: the Northeast…

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New Regulations Signal End of Fossil Fuel Power in Massachusetts
by David Ismay

In August, Massachusetts announced new regulations that take a critical step forward in ensuring we meet our 2050 climate goals – signaling the beginning of the end of fossil fuels in the Commonwealth. These new regulations were issued by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) as the result of a unanimous decision by the state’s…

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Accounting Manager
by Paul Calzada

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) seeks an experienced, engaging, and very organized individual to serve as Accounting Manager, directly reporting to the Director of Finance. The successful candidate, who will have solid prior experience in accounting, especially grant accounting and general ledger management. The selected candidate will work routinely with the VP/CFO, and the Director of…

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U.S. Court Allows Suit Alleging ExxonMobil’s Everett Tank Farm Is A Hazard To Proceed

… The plaintiff, nonprofit Conservation Law Foundation, or CLF, claims that ExxonMobil has ignored requirements to prevent its oil storage and transfer site in Everett from discharging pollutants into the Mystic in heavy weather. The ExxonMobil oil terminal and storage facility in Everett is regulated by federal (EPA) and state (MassDEP) authorities, but federal environmental…

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Lessons from Houston: Protecting New England Communities from Toxic Spills
by Carol Gregory

Over six days, Hurricane Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of water on Houston and parts of the Gulf Coast, leaving a wide swath of destruction and toxic pollution for communities to deal with as they try to rebuild from the storm. 100,000 homes incurred damage or were lost altogether, and restoration efforts are estimated to…

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Is Boston Ready for a Hurricane Harvey?
by Deanna Moran

As the Houston area begins its long recovery from the devastating floods triggered by Hurricane Harvey – and with Hurricane Irma now barreling toward Florida’s coast – we wanted to know how Boston would fare in the face of such high waters and heavy rains. So we turned to CLF’s Director of Environmental Planning, Deanna Moran,…

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Staff Attorney – Environmental Justice & Energy
by Paul Calzada

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an experienced staff attorney with a background in environmental justice, transportation, and/or energy matters to work out of its Massachusetts Advocacy Center.  Working with the directors of the CLF’s Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice and Clean Energy and Climate Change programs, as well as the Massachusetts Advocacy Center, the…

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Donor Relations Coordinator
by Paul Calzada

The Donor Relations Coordinator will serve as an integral member of a nine-member development team at a time of growth. The Coordinator will design, manage and execute engaging events, meetings, programs and special communications to grow and cultivate CLF’s donor and volunteer base. The Donor Relations Coordinator will work closely with all members of the…

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Pitch-a-Blanket Day: The Story Behind the #PeoplesHarbor
by Amanda Yanchury

The conversation around public access and rampant development along the Boston Harbor is heating up. But some waterfront properties seem a little confused about the rules for public access – for existing establishments and for the many new projects popping up. Here’s why this matters: Much of the land in the Seaport District is subject…