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A Russian Example
by Sandy Levine

I was privileged to meet yesterday afternoon with a delegation of Russian leaders and activists to talk about decommissioning nuclear power plants.  They were mostly interested in how groups like CLF work within the system.  What are our strategies, tactics and funding to do the work we do?  The idea that we are funded by members…

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Regulators get an Earful on Vermont Yankee
by Sandy Levine

Overwhelming support for SHUTTING DOWN VERMONT YANKEE NOW at the Vermont Public Service Board hearing last night in Brattlboro, Vermont.  A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks who came to the hearing and told the Board ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.   The message from advocates was clear: Vermont Yankee must be shut down.  The continual failings and breakdowns…

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A Shout-Out to Phish Phans Who Supported CLF at Comcast Center
by Chris Kilian

Conservation Law Foundation gives a hearty round of grateful applause to Phish, the band’s excellent WaterWheel Foundation team, and the band’s fans!  A huge thanks to Beth Montuori-Rowles and Matthew Beck in particular for doing what you do to facilitate Phish’s amazing support for hundreds of charitable organizations throughout the country including supporting CLF back…

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Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance solicits proposals for innovative program to improve neighborhoods in greater Boston
by Conservation Law Foundation

What would make your neighborhood great? Is it more jobs, better transportation choices, diverse housing opportunities, improved access to open spaces like parks and playgrounds? The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance (MSGA) Great Neighborhoods program wants to help turn your community’s dreams into reality. The MSGA is looking to partner with community groups to develop initiatives…

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Big Oil – losing grip on politicians at last . . .
by Seth Kaplan

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA)  issued a statement about President Obama’s speech calling for a complete clean up of the oil spill and enactment of comprehensive energy and climate legislation that concluded with the following paragraph: “Finally, the President called on America to begin a transition to cleaner, renewable energy. As people all across our…

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A Buried Problem, Bursting to be Solved
by Cynthia Liebman

Out of sight, out of mind—until of course, 2 million people are left wondering why they don’t have clean drinking water. This weekend’s Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) water main break, which spilled millions of gallons of drinking water into the Charles River, should alert us to a larger and often hidden crisis of under-funded…

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For Energy Independence, Offshore Drilling Is Not The Answer
by Conservation Law Foundation

Since 1977, CLF has led efforts to block offshore drilling in the North Atlantic, particularly in the area of Georges Bank. CLF’s efforts were instrumental in winning drilling moratoria in Georges Bank through 2012. This morning, President Obama announced new plans for offshore drilling. Here’s what Priscilla Brooks, Ph.D., CLF’s Ocean Conservation Program director, had to say. “The…

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Going Green To Keep Our Waters Blue
by Conservation Law Foundation

The Massachusetts’ Water Resource Authority’s decision to release 15 million gallons of untreated sewage into Boston Harbor’s Quincy Bay during last weekend’s storm felt to many like a giant step backward in the decades-long fight to clean up Boston Harbor. The good news is that there are actions that can be taken today that could…