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CLF Sues Over Johnston Reselling Water For Burrillville Power Plant

The Conservation Law Foundation is suing in an attempt to block Johnston from reselling water for Invenergy’s proposed Burrillville power plant. In its Superior Court lawsuit, the CLF argues that Johnston lacks a legal basis for reselling water for the power plant. The environmental group points to a 1915 law specifying why a city or town…

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CLF Takes Invenergy to Court Over Gas Plant Proposal

“The people of Providence have a right to determine where our water goes,” said CLF attorney Max Greene. “Coercing us into selling off this public resource to power a fossil fuel plant we don’t support is not only irresponsible – it’s illegal. Invenergy’s last hope for this project rests on strong-arming our capital city, and we won’t let them get away with it.”

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CLF Lawsuit Could Stop Invenergy Plant for Good
by Jerry Elmer

The problems for Invenergy continue to mount. Today, March 7, 2017, CLF filed a new lawsuit in Rhode Island Superior Court, the latest salvo in CLF’s long effort to stop Invenergy from building a fracked gas and diesel oil power plant in Rhode Island. Invenergy’s New Water Deal May Not Be a “Done Deal” I have…

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With Rick Perry at the Helm, U.S. Energy Future Under Threat

“With the Senate’s approval, Rick Perry today joins a long list of cabinet members unabashedly hostile to the missions of their agencies, resistant to the laws Congress has charged them with administering, and unwilling to allow science to guide their decisions,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “This is more reckless than extreme partisanship and more dangerous than overblown rhetoric. It puts every American on notice that the rule of law is in peril.”

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Environmental groups to make hard push to reverse Maine’s new solar rules

… The Conservation Law Foundation also expressed its disapproval of the new rules. “Imagine you make the decision to save money by using a clothesline rather than a dryer, but at the end of the month you are billed for the energy you saved,” Sean Mahoney, director of the foundation’s Maine Advocacy Center, said in…

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Union, law foundation seek role in Vermont Yankee sale

The Conservation Law Foundation and Local 300 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers have filed motions for intervention before the state Public Service Board, which is considering a New York decommissioning company’s request to buy the Vernon nuclear plant. The organizations have very different interests in the sale: The South Burlington-based union local is…

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Vermont Gas Pipeline Forum This Wednesday
by Sandy Levine

The new folks in town want to hear what you think about the Vermont Gas Pipeline. WHAT:           Public Forum to Discuss Vermont Gas Pipeline Project WHEN:          Wednesday, February 22 TIME:            5:30 – 8:30pm WHERE:       Montpelier High School, 5 High School Dr, Montpelier, VT…

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New England’s Big Pipeline Myth
by Greg Cunningham

For three years now, Big Gas has been spinning tall tales aimed at scaring you and me – and especially our local politicans – into locking in our addiction to dirty, polluting natural gas for decades to come. But their hype ignores the facts and the very real progress made over the past few years to avoid price spikes, keep the lights on, and tamp down our emissions of climate-damaging pollution.

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Invenergy plant in Burrillville fails to sell power to regional grid at auction

But opponents of the plant say that renewable sources can fill in any need for new power in New England. The auction results show that there is a surplus of potential power supplies that can step in, according to Jerry Elmer, staff attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation. In the ISO-NE zone that includes Rhode…

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Tillerson Tasked With Global Leadership on Climate Change

“U.S. leadership on climate change is essential to protecting the future of our economy and the safety of our communities, and Rex Tillerson now has the mantle of providing that leadership,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “We must cautiously, if reluctantly, place our faith in his willingness to put the best interests of the nation above those of the industry he championed his entire career. And if he falters, we are ready to challenge him at every turn.”