New Hampshire

Conservation Matters Articles
Getting the Lead Out
by Laurie O'Reilly

When the Flint, Michigan, water crisis made national headlines, it served as a wake-up call for many New England communities. Across the region, cities and towns began looking at the state of their own water systems to ensure they were safe and lead-free. In Claremont, New Hampshire, a city of just over 13,000 near the…

Conservation Matters Summer 2019: Year in Review

CLF succeeds because we have people like you by our side. In this special annual report issue of Conservation Matters, we are honoring just a few of our many local heroes, people who have devoted their time, energy, and passion to defending our homes, protecting our children’s health, and supporting the vibrancy of our communities.

Big Oil Can’t Shirk Its Responsibility to Communities
by Jacqueline Gallant

Extreme weather caused by climate change may damage coastal infrastructure by degrading equipment containing hazardous chemicals or by flooding storage facilities. But fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil and Shell would rather take their chances and do nothing to ready their facilities. CLF knows, however, that these companies have a legal duty (not to mention an ethical one) to adapt their facilities to the foreseeable effects of climate change.

Update: Eversource’s Northern Pass Project Gets Final Rejection
by Melissa Birchard

UPDATE:  On July 19, 2019, the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the State’s rejection of the Northern Pass project. After the Site Evaluation Committee denied Eversource a permit to build in 2018, the energy company appealed the decision to the State Supreme Court. However, the Court stood behind the permit denials, rejecting the controversial transmission line for…

News Clips
Court deals major blow to hydropower transmission line

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is the right one for New Hampshire,” said Tom Irwin, vice president and director of Conservation Law Foundation New Hampshire. “Eversource has been nothing but dismissive of community concerns throughout this process and that alone is enough to reject Northern Pass for good.”

Press Releases
New Hampshire Supreme Court Rejects Northern Pass

July 19, 2019 (CONCORD, NH) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the state’s rejection of the Northern Pass project. “Today’s Supreme Court decision is the right one for New Hampshire,” said Tom Irwin, Vice President and Director of CLF New Hampshire. “Eversource has been…