Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) called the approval of Rhode Island’s first ocean special area management plan – known as the SAMP – a victory for the state’s ocean waters – waters that are among the most productive in New England.
Conservation Law Foundation Calls Rhode Island’s New Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) a Significant Advance for the Ocean
For the first time in this country’s history, we will have a national policy that aligns the great promise of our oceans with the great responsibility for managing them in a coordinated, thoughtful and sustainable fashion.
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…
Environmental Advocates Applaud Release of Comprehensive Ocean Management Plan for Massachusetts, First in Nation: Plan Provides Much-Needed Protection for Vulnerable Marine Wildlife and Habitat
Environmental advocates applauded today’s release of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan as a giant step toward achieving enduring stewardship of the state’s ocean waters.
Conservation Law Foundation’s Statement on Release of Interim Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
In response to today’s release of the Obama Administration’s Interim Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) expressed initial support for the draft plan. CLF Ocean Campaign Director Sean Cosgrove stated
Massachusetts Releases First in the Nation Ocean Management Plan – Environmentalists Call for Active Public Comment
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…
Endangered Species Listing Sought for Atlantic Wolffish: Group Seeks Protection and Recovery Plan for New England Fish Facing Extinction
Contact: Colin Durrant , 617-850-1722, email@example.com 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…
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
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.…
Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 28, 2008) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed into law a landmark ocean management act to balance commercial and recreational use with wildlife protection. The new law will lead to a first-in-the-nation ocean management plan to guide all development activity, including renewable energy,…
Massachusetts Leads the Nation by Passing First Ever Comprehensive Ocean Planning Bill Massachusetts Ocean Act will Help Managers Balance Commercial and Recreational Activities with Conservation Needs – Preserving the Marine Economy and Environment
Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 23, 2008) – Late last night the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Massachusetts Ocean Act, calling for the creation of a comprehensive plan to manage the Bay State’s ocean waters. This plan will be the first of its kind in the nation and will apply…