Dec 22, 2021

Riding Toward Opportunities: Communities Need Better MBTA Service to Access Jobs

Chronic delays have become the norm for riders of public transit in the Greater Boston area. But these delays hurt some people more than others. Our report shows that chronic delays reduce access to job opportunities for communities of color, low-income communities, and limited-English proficient residents at a far higher rate than for wealthier and… Continue reading Riding Toward Opportunities: Communities Need Better MBTA Service to Access Jobs

CLF Transit Access Study
Dec 16, 2021

Connecticut Takes Action on Climate

“The actions announced today give Connecticut’s communities vital new tools to combat climate impacts,” said CLF attorney Shannon Laun. “We know this crisis won’t affect everyone equally, so the Governor’s focus on environmental justice and equity is absolutely critical. We’ll be pushing our leaders to go further by strengthening climate targets, adopting stronger vehicle emissions standards, accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, and rapidly phasing out fossil fuels.”

Nov 18, 2021

Massachusetts Pauses Transportation and Climate Initiative

“TCI was never going to be enough to address the impacts and needs of the region’s transportation systems,” said Staci Rubin, Vice President of Environmental Justice at CLF. “Transportation is the largest source of planet-warming emissions in New England, and our current systems have overburdened communities of color with air pollution for decades. We must overhaul the way we move people and goods, and it must be done in a way that recognizes and addresses these historic inequities and brings everyone to the table in finding a solution. CLF will continue to work with impacted communities and our states to move that process forward.”

Oct 29, 2021

Mass. Issues New Biomass Rules

“Wood-burning power plants spew harmful emissions that poison the air in surrounding communities,” said Staci Rubin, Vice President of Environmental Justice at CLF. “They worsen asthma and other respiratory conditions and set us back in reaching our mandatory climate goals. Industrial biomass plants don’t belong in any community, and it’s time for the Commonwealth to stop providing subsidies for toxic power that is hardly renewable.”

Dirty energy sources contribute to dangerous air pollution
Sep 21, 2021

Bill Will Prepare Massachusetts Communities for Climate Change

While cutting our climate-damaging emissions remains critical to combatting climate change, we must also prepare for the impacts we know are coming. If we don’t, the consequences will become much more dire – and much more expensive – in the future.