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Hitting Its Stride
by Laurie O'Reilly

When news broke in 2013 that Brayton Point, New England’s largest – and reportedly most efficient – coal-fired power plant would close in 2017, CLF heralded the news as a victory in one of its signature battles: the demise of coal in New England.

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A Fix for Natural Gas Leaks: Contact Your State Senator
by Shanna Cleveland

Literally thousands of natural gas leaks, invisible to the naked eye, are releasing methane across Massachusetts right now. That’s right, Massachusetts, home of innovation and the clean tech economy is also home to some of the oldest natural gas pipelines in the country. Even the State House sits atop some pipelines from the 1800s. The…

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Salem Gas Plant Settlement: True Success Will Lie in Setting Required Emission Limits for Future Projects
by N. Jonathan Peress

By unanimous vote, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board has adopted a groundbreaking settlement agreement between Footprint Power and CLF regarding the New Jersey–based developer’s proposed natural-gas-fired power plant in Salem. That agreement requires an approximately 80% reduction in allowable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the proposed natural gas-fired power plant by 2050, and the…

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Sensible Thoughts About the Proposed Salem MA Gas-Fired Power Plant
by Seth Kaplan

The editorial page of the Boston Globe today weighed in on the natural gas-fired power plant that a New Jersey–based company (Footprint Power) is seeking to build in Salem, Massachusetts. The whole editorial is well worth reading – but the final three paragraphs are particularly striking: Footprint CEO Peter Furniss says the plant will start…

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Good News, Trouble Ahead and a Big “Aha Moment” . . .
by Seth Kaplan

ISO-NE (the operator of New England’s regional electricity system) just released in draft form the latest edition of the annual report presenting the air emissions (a nice word for pollution) from power plants that serve the region. If you are interested in providing feedback on it you have until January 17 to download it (PDF)…

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Gas Pipeline Expansion Approved in Vermont
by Sandy Levine

Just before Christmas, Vermont regulators approved a significant expansion of a natural gas pipeline in the western part of the state. You can read the decision here. During the proceedings, Conservation Law Foundation raised serious concerns about the greenhouse gas emission impacts of the project. CLF made recommendations on how to reduce those impacts with…

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Conservation Matters Fall 2013

Natural Gas: Friend or Foe? CLF’s work to keep gas in check… Enforcing Water Quality Standards on the Cape: CLF lawsuits spurred action on water quality… Cool Globes Exhibit in Boston: Our involvement in the public art display on Boston Common… Five Questions For: Kate Saunders, Vice President, Development

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“NO” to Expanding Gas Pipeline in Vermont
by Sandy Levine

At a time when climate change demands we do everything we can to move away from fossil fuels, building a new gas pipeline in Vermont moves us in the wrong direction. The Vermont Public Service Board must decide if a new 41 mile pipeline will advance the “public good” of Vermont. Conservation Law Foundation has…

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Public Hearing: Vermont Gas Pipeline Expansion
by Sandy Levine

The Vermont Public Service Board will be holding a public hearing on the proposed expansion of Vermont Gas facilities. Vermont Gas Systems Expansion Tuesday evening, September 10, 2013 7:00 p.m  Middlebury Union Middle School, 48 Deerfield Lane, Middlebury, Vermont  At a time when climate change is upon us we must think carefully about putting in place new…