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A clear and accurate Republican voice
by Seth Kaplan

Using the authority given it by Congress in the Clean Air Act, and affirmed by the Supreme Court in the landmark case of Massachusetts v. EPA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is moving to address the threat to the public health and environment from the greenhouse gases damaging our climate. But, as David Jenkins of…

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Moving renewable energy from Maine to Massachusetts
by Seth Kaplan

If you were listening to Maine Public Radio yesterday (whether because you are on vacation or because you live there) you might have caught this piece about plans to develop a sub-sea cable from Maine to Boston. Bottom line: In order to meet the climate and energy goals that science and sound policy dictate we…

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Meeting of the (International Environmental) Minds at CLF’s Boston Office
by Samantha Caravello

Yesterday, an exciting and inspiring delegation of emerging leaders from the international environmental community paid a visit to CLF’s Boston office. The delegation was sponsored by the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through short-term visits such as this…

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Cleaner water could help you beat the heat!
by Anthony Iarrapino

There’s nothing like a major summer heat wave to help you appreciate the value of rivers, lakes, and ponds that are safe for swimming.  Like the massive herds of animals that you see on nature shows congregating by a communal watering hole, we all have a primal urge to be submerged in cold, clean water…

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Another Radioactive Fish near Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

Another radioactive fish was found near the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant in southern Vermont. This is the second time a fish contaminated with Strontium-90 was found in the Connecticut River. Vermont Yankee officials defy common sense.  They continue to claim there is no connection between the contaminated fish and the nuclear reactor on the banks…

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[Political] Party at the Old South Meeting House — actually, four of them
by Samantha Caravello

Last night, in keeping with the long and rich tradition of Massachusetts political debate, the candidates in this fall’s gubernatorial election appeared at Boston’s Old South Meeting House to discuss the most pressing environmental issues facing the Commonwealth. Several hundred people attended the Gubernatorial Forum on Energy and the Environment, which was sponsored by CLF…

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Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance solicits proposals for innovative program to improve neighborhoods in greater Boston
by Conservation Law Foundation

What would make your neighborhood great? Is it more jobs, better transportation choices, diverse housing opportunities, improved access to open spaces like parks and playgrounds? The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) Great Neighborhoods program wants to help turn your community’s dreams into reality. The MSGA is looking to partner with community groups to develop initiatives…

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Free Money! (Ok sort of: rebates for energy efficient appliances)
by Seth Kaplan

As implementation of the energy efficiency funding in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act continues to roll forward a window is about to open that will allow buyers of energy efficient appliances to receive substantial rebates. There is real concern that these programs could prove so popular that the window for getting the rebates will…