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More (Or Less) Road Salt
by Emily Long

Less than a week after I posted my blog post about the environmental and health problems associated with road salt, the Boston Globe published an article about de-icing alternatives some Massachusetts communities are turning to.

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After Seven-Year Litigation, CLF Applauds CRMC Decision to Deny Champlin’s Marina Expansion
by Jerry Elmer

It was thrilling to attend the meeting of the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) last night, where the Council voted unanimously to reject the application of Champlin’s Marina to expand by several hundred feet into the Great Salt Pond of Block Island. The vote probably brings to a final conclusion a lawsuit that CLF has been fighting for the last seven years in the CRMC, in the Superior Court, and in the R.I. Supreme Court.

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The View from the Corner Office
by Cynthia Liebman

The view from the corner office at CLF Boston is not always glamorous. For the past few days, the sights and sounds outside our building on Summer Street have been dominated by environmental remediation trucks.

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Will You Adopt a Mile of New England’s Shoreline?
by Conservation Law Foundation

Dear CLF Supporter, New England’s waters are in crisis. Nutrient pollution is a huge problem for our region; inadequately-treated wastewater, fertilizer-laden runoff from industrial farms, roadways, and sprawl development are fueling deadly algae blooms in some of our most cherished waters—like Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound, Cape Cod’s bay and estuaries, and the Great Bay,…

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A tale of two lakes
by Anthony Iarrapino

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That opening line from Dickens’ classic A Tale of Two Cities ran through my head last week as I had two very different experiences of Lake Champlain, the 6th largest freshwater lake in the lower 48. On Saturday, CLF participated in Burlington, Vt’s…

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Cleaner water could help you beat the heat!
by Anthony Iarrapino

There’s nothing like a major summer heat wave to help you appreciate the value of rivers, lakes, and ponds that are safe for swimming.  Like the massive herds of animals that you see on nature shows congregating by a communal watering hole, we all have a primal urge to be submerged in cold, clean water…