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The View from the Corner Office
by Cynthia Liebman

The view from the corner office at CLF Boston is not always glamorous. For the past few days, the sights and sounds outside our building on Summer Street have been dominated by environmental remediation trucks.

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MA Residents Get the Dialogue Flowing on Stormwater Runoff
by Cynthia Liebman

In an effort to clean up the Charles River—and as the result of years of CLF advocacy—residents in Bellingham, Franklin, and Milford, MA may soon be obligated to comply with a proposed EPA mandate to reduce phosphorus runoff by 65 percent. As with most important initiatives to restore our environment, implementing this program will cost money, and there are constituencies opposed.

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FERC Orders ISO-NE to Plan for Close OF Salem Harbor Station
by Shanna Cleveland

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (known as “FERC”) has delivered a clear message: the time to plan for a future without coal is now. This comes in response to a protest submitted in October by CLF that challenged a decision by the New England Independent System Operator (ISO-NE) that could have kept the 60 year…

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You DO need an engineer to tell you that we can handle it if the wind blows (and makes lots of electricity)
by Seth Kaplan

CLF is a founding member of Renewable Energy New England (RENEW), a collaborative between the renewable energy industry and the environmental community.  After ISO-NE (the operator of the New England electricity grid) gave a press briefing about a report on “wind integration” yesterday, RENEW issued the following statement, check it out: Renewable Energy New England…

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Patrick Administration Calls for Action on Salem Harbor Station
by Shanna Cleveland

In the wake of Dominion’s announcement that it would not be cost effective to continue to operate and invest additional capital for pollution controls at Salem Harbor Station, the Patrick Administration has sent a message to ISO-NE calling for action.  In a letter to the President of ISO-NE, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Ian Bowles,…

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Drive less – Pay less. Makes sense? Right !!!
by Seth Kaplan

For over 15 years CLF has been incubating an important new concept – car insurance that rewards you for driving less.  We have made it a reality through our affiliate – the Environmental Insurance Agency. But to move into full scale operation of the concept we needed a full blown academic grade review of hard…