Pioneering Ocean Planning

Conservation Matters Summer 2011

Ocean Wealth vs. Ocean Health: Planning a Sustainable Future for New England’s Ocean Waters… Progress Report: Stopping Stormwater Pollution at the Source… Finally, CLF Gets MassHighway to Clean Up Its Act… Why I Give to CLF: Honor Passow… Five Questions for… Jane West

Massachusetts Ocean Plan Starts the Year Off Right
by Sean Cosgrove

Yesterday the Commonwealth of Massachusetts released the final management for all of the state’s ocean waters. Despite centuries of land use planning experience in the US, this is the first time in history that a state has developed such a comprehensive approach to planning uses of the ocean. This is a true victory for our oceans…

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Massachusetts Releases First in the Nation Ocean Management Plan – Environmentalists Call for Active Public Comment
by Brian Barth

Contact: Priscilla Brooks, CLF Director of Ocean Conservation Program 617.850.1737 Jack Clarke, Mass Audubon, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations 617-962-5187 BOSTON, MA (JULY 1, 2009) – Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles today released a draft comprehensive ocean management plan, the first of its kind in the nation, to guide…

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Endangered Species Listing Sought for Atlantic Wolffish: Group Seeks Protection and Recovery Plan for New England Fish Facing Extinction
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant , 617-850-1722, BOSTON, MA (October 1, 2008) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and others today filed a scientific petition with the federal government seeking endangered species protection for the Atlantic wolffish, a fish threatened with extinction due to years of overharvesting and habitat loss due to modern fishing gear. If the…

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Coalition Praises General Assembly for Approving Legislation to Use More Renewable Energy in Ocean State: Groups Urge General Assembly to Make Commitment to Renewable Energy This Year and Override Gov. Carcieri Veto
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 To read CLF’s summary of our response to Gov. Carcieri’s veto, click here . Providence, RI (June 27, 2008) – Just days after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve new legislation to encourage the development of more wind, solar and renewable energy for Rhode Island, Gov.…