Environmental Justice

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Cap on T Fare Hikes is Lowered

… Advocates for more public transportation cheered the governor’s approval of the Legislature’s language. “There’s been a lot of confusion over many years about how fares can go up, and this will give us clarity,” said Rafael Mares, a vice president of the Conservation Law Foundation. “This is such an important change that it would…

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Federal Complaint Filed Over Eliminated MBTA Late-Night Service

… The complaint filed Tuesday by the vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation claims the MBTA didn’t properly measure the impact on low-income and minority riders before ending its service in March. The T’s fiscal control board voted in February to end late-night service, saying it wasn’t “cost-effective.” Rafael Mares, an attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation,…

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MBTA Fails Its Low-Income and Riders of Color
by Kathleen Nay

When the MBTA cut its late-night service in March, it left many riders who relied on the service stranded. The cut means that those of us with third-shift jobs – in the healthcare, service, and entertainment industries, for example – can no longer get to work on the bus or train. That almost 60% of MBTA…

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Local Coalition Challenges MBTA Over Civil Rights Violation

“For thousands of people across Boston working double shifts at low-wage jobs, a late-night train or bus is the difference between earning a paycheck and coming up short,” said Rafael Mares, Vice President and Director of CLF’s Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice program. “When the MBTA eliminated this service, it did so without regard for the letter of the law or the livelihood of those who need it most. Now we have an opportunity to compel the MBTA to do what it should have done months ago – own up to its rash and reckless decision and consider sufficient and equitable alternatives.”

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In Enormous Abuse of Power, House Republicans Target AG Healey

“When a corporation spends over 40 years deceiving its shareholders, the public, and the government while putting countless communities in harm’s way, law enforcement leaders like Attorney General Maura Healey have not just the right but the responsibility to investigate whether our laws have been broken,” said CLF president Bradley Campbell. “Chairman Smith has sullied the venerable House Science Committee, corruptly using his office to coddle campaign donor ExxonMobil and other lawbreakers.”

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Massachusetts AG Healey Is Right To Take On Exxon

… Just as the City of Boston issued yet another report about the city’s vulnerability to potentially devastating climate change impacts from fossil fuel use, ExxonMobil and its surrogates are attacking anyone with the temerity to scrutinize the oil giant’s climate deceit. Read more of the editorial co-authored by CLF President Bradley Campbell here…

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Video: Roseann Bongiovanni on Impacts of Industry Along Mystic River

Conservation Law Foundation is suing ExxonMobil over the corporate giant’s deliberate campaign of deceit about climate change – which put local communities here in New England at risk. The company’s failure to fortify its oil storage facility in Everett against climate impacts could result in catastrophic spills of oil and other toxic pollution into the Mystic River…

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Video: Putting ExxonMobil on Trial
by Laurie O'Reilly

Conservation Law Foundation is suing ExxonMobil over the corporate giant’s deliberate campaign of deceit about climate change – which put local communities here in New England at risk. The company’s failure to fortify its oil storage facility in Everett against climate impacts could result in catastrophic spills of oil and other toxic pollution into the…