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A Hearty Thank You to EPA from New England: We will breathe easier now
by N. Jonathan Peress

The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (“CSAPR”), released today by EPA, is designed to reduce ozone and particulate (e.gt., soot) emissions from power plants in the upwind states to our west that cause death and sickness in the states receiving those emissions, like the New England states (known to some as the “tailpipe of the nation”).

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Wanted: Angry Young People from “Generation Hot”
by Claire Morgenstern

Grist, the environmental news website has a good piece about a book called Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth about “the 2 billion or so young people who will be stuck dealing with global warming and weirding for their entire lives — and who have to figure out how to do it sanely and humanely.”

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Announcing the Winter 2010/11 issue of Conservation Matters
by Claire Morgenstern

Learn about CLF’s targeted coal plant advocacy with the launch of the Coal-free New England campaign. Find out how CLF is working with Restore America’s Estuaries and local residents to bring New England’s waterways back to health. Hear from new CLF Ventures CEO Jo Anne Shatkin on what’s next for Ventures. And get the lowdown on our new look from CLF President John Kassel. The new issue of Conservation Matters is here.

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CLF’s N. Jonathan Peress discusses the price of power on NHPR
by Claire Morgenstern

CLF Director of Clean Energy and Climate Change N. Jonathan Peress appeared on an NHPR segment yesterday to discuss the possibility of state energy utility PSNH increasing the price of power for its consumers. He argued that the proposed price increases are the result of PSNH’s struggle to cover increasing costs of their aging facilities.