… “We applaud the governor’s efforts to create more EV infrastructure,” said Ben Tettlebaum, a staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation in Portland. “It’s a step in the right direction.” … Read the full story here…
Rafael Mares, CLF’s vice president and director of Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice, writes in his letter to the Boston Globe: “DANTE RAMOS’s March 1 Op-Ed, ‘MBTA fare hikes stink, but they’re needed,’ correctly describes the MBTA’s financial challenges. However, it misses crucial facts, which is understandable, considering the T’s misleading messaging about needing additional…
“Today’s decision is disappointing,” said Rafael Mares, Director of CLF’s Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice program.
We’re working for smart, climate-friendly transportation.
What does it take for a community to thrive? It starts with clean air and clean water and access to good jobs, education, and health care. It also takes safe and affordable transportation choices, local green spaces, and easy access to fresh, healthy food.
In December, CLF members joined more than 2,400 concerned MBTA riders from across Massachusetts in calling on Governor Charlie Baker to maintain current services and keep fare increases affordable on the state’s beleaguered transit system. Unfortunately, the Governor’s Fiscal and Management Control Board has yet to catch on to what the riding public wants. Instead, on…
News From COP21: New England States and International Partners Commit to Get More Zero-Emission Vehicles On The Road
Thirteen jurisdictions – nations, U.S. states, and one Canadian province – calling themselves the “International Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance” announced that they have jointly committed to ensure that all new car, SUV, and truck sales are zero-emission vehicles “as fast as possible, and no later than 2050.” Four of those states are right here in New England.
Today, with partners Sierra Club and Acadia Center, CLF released a groundbreaking new report, Charging Up: The Role of States, Utilities, and the Auto Industry in Dramatically Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. The report can be downloaded here. The new report outlines the policy pathway states in the Northeast and…
Charging Up: The Role of States, Utilities, and the Auto Industry in Dramatically Accelerating Electric Vehicle Adoption in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
Every year, more consumers and businesses in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic region are plugging in their cars to run on electricity and avoid the gasoline pump. The result is a win-win for people and the environment.
Cars. They cost a lot and pollute a lot. One exciting new opportunity to address both these problems are electric cars. They’ve come a long way. Gone are the days when the Toyota Prius was the only hybrid available to consumers. My interest in this was recently sparked at a gathering I attended of electric…