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The Latest News about the Salem Harbor Power Plant
by Seth Kaplan

There has been a significant development in the long running saga of the Salem Harbor power plant, one of the major targets of CLF’s Coal Free New England campaign. On October 5, Dominion Energy, the plant’s owner, quietly filed what is known as a Permanent Delist Bid with ISO New England (ISO-NE), the operator of…

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The real climategate
by Seth Kaplan

Global Warming is real . . .  and I don’t just say that because it is really hot outside. Yet again the core science presented by such reliable sources as the National Research Council has been vindicated. As the New York Times reports a fifth official commission report (know as the “Muir Report”)  has come…

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Boston is drowning, and I, I live by the river . . .
by Seth Kaplan

The authors of the book The Rising Sea summarizes their conclusion that prudent planning for waterfront communities assumes a sea level rise of seven feet in a post on the Yale environment 360 website. Chilling stuff, especially for those of us who remember when early iterations of this work nearly ten years ago labeled New…

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Unholy alliances in the climate debate
by Seth Kaplan

In a web video interview (transcript) Rob Bradley, Director of International Climate Policy at the World Resources Institute, makes the following observation about the difficulties and challenges around the international climate negotiation process: Well, some of the problems that occur are down to the sheer complexity of climate change as an issue. It’s too politically…

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The ticking time bomb on global warming.
by Seth Kaplan

CLF’s Seth Kaplan in an Op-Ed article from the October 26, 2009 Boston Globe: THE BLUR of details and fog of ideological attacks can obscure the truly essential in the current congressional debate about legislation to confront global warming while building a green economy: the stark need for immediate action. The bill recently unveiled by…