Jun 20, 2019

Report Back: Forum on Climate Change and the Public Waterfront Act

CLF and Boston Harbor Now hosted a forum with diverse stakeholders – city and state leaders, advocacy organizations, the development community, and others – to discuss regulatory updates and other proactive measures that will not only allow for, but encourage, climate resiliency measures on Boston’s waterfront that benefit the public.

Jun 04, 2019

Pay attention to the growing wave of climate change lawsuits

Meanwhile, a federal judge in Boston in March allowed a suit filed by the Conservation Law Foundation against Exxon to go forward. The suit alleges the company failed to protect an oil storage facility against the impacts of climate change.

May 10, 2019

Maine Governor Janet Mills Walks the Walk on Climate Change

Maine just took a big step forward on climate. Last week, Governor Janet Mills announced a bill that could make significant progress toward addressing our climate crisis by drastically reducing climate-damaging emissions while growing our state’s economy.

Maine Governor Janet Mills announces sweeping climate bill.
Apr 05, 2018

Massachusetts Environmental Justice Act Moves Forward

On a Thursday night in late November of last year, residents from Chelsea and East Boston came out in force for a meeting of Massachusetts’s Energy Facility Siting Board. At issue: a proposal by Eversource, the state’s largest utility company, to build and operate two new 115-kilovolt underground electric transmission lines and an above-ground substation… Continue reading Massachusetts Environmental Justice Act Moves Forward

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Jan 29, 2018

Join Us in Opposing Trump Administration’s Oil and Gas Drilling Plans

[Update: Public meetings postponed due to the federal government shutdown have been rescheduled. The New England dates are as follows: Feb. 13 – Hartford, CT; Feb. 27 – Boston, MA; Feb. 28 – Providence, RI; March 5 – Concord, NH; March 7 – Augusta, ME. Sign up to attend a meeting near you here. There are also coordinated opposition events concurrent… Continue reading Join Us in Opposing Trump Administration’s Oil and Gas Drilling Plans

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Feb 13, 2017

Avoiding Septic Shock

This white paper addresses whether states in New England are adequately addressing the issues presented by climate change in septic system regulation.