Once again, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration are taking aim at one of our most vital and effective environmental laws. On February 20, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a public notice asking for comments on the Clean Water Act’s coverage of pollution that enters our nation’s lakes, rivers, and oceans via groundwater.
The Lakekeeper is helping to protect our iconic lake.
Electric vehicles are good for the environment and the economy.
A summer of horrific blue-green algae outbreaks, particularly in Lake Carmi and along the shores of Lake Champlain, has many Vermont state legislators turning to the question of enforcement of our environmental laws. The fact is, we have protective laws on the books, but without enforcement, our water will remain polluted, threatening the health of…
CLF fought for over a decade to shutdown Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant. Its closure is a chance for cleaner, more reliable energy for Vermont.
CLF helped to launch the country’s first mandatory cap-and-trade program, a joint effort of 9 states to hold polluters accountable for their greenhouse gas emissions.
With tenacious legal and policy advocacy, CLF has challenged coal plants across New England for violating environmental regulations and harming public health.
CLF is partnering with environmental, business, and low-income leaders to launch an effort to tax carbon pollution and save Vermonters money.
Climate change impacts are affecting New England communities now, so CLF set out to determine the liability risks of government entities and other decision makers if they fail to prepare for these impacts. The result is the CLF Climate Adaptation and Liability report, which looks at the theories of legal liability for design professionals (such as…
In 2013, a two-day downpour struck the Chicago area, causing massive flooding, overflowing sewers, and millions of dollars in property damage. After the clean-up, Farmers Insurance company filed a landmark class action lawsuit against the Water Reclamation District for greater Chicago on behalf of its policyholders and other property insurance companies affected by the flooding.…