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Block Island Marina Expansion Denied by Superior Court

“Today’s decision is a major victory for Block Island,” said Jerry Elmer, CLF Senior Attorney. “The Great Salt Pond is one of the state’s pristine environmental gems, and a huge expansion of the marina would permanently scar it. After almost two decades, this should be the end of the expansion effort.”

Conservation Matters Articles
Community Voices: The Clean Energy Landscape
by Laurie O'Reilly

On one of those perfect, blue-sky-and-sunshine summer days that New Englanders dream of all winter long, Peter Baute emerges from a shaded trail into a small clearing overlooking Block Island Sound. At least half a dozen people mill about the clearing, cameras in hand, jockeying for the best angle of the scene before them. They’re…

Champlin’s Marina: Updates on CLF’s Oldest Active Case
by Jerry Elmer

Champlin’s Marina may be CLF’s oldest active case. Originally filed in 2003, the case has been to the Supreme Court (more than once), Superior Court (more than once), and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) (more than once). The most recent hearing before CRMC was Tuesday evening, July 31, 2012. Here is how this came…