Oct 30, 2019

Report on Aquidneck Island Gas Disaster Released

“Customers should absolutely not be straddled with higher bills because of the mistakes of utilities,” said Amy Moses, Vice President and Director of CLF Rhode Island. “But the report’s suggestion of reducing demand for gas simply doesn’t go far enough. We need to get off dirty fracked gas and focus on clean renewables, not expand infrastructure that only harms our air and destroys our climate.”

a row of gas meters on the side of a building
Sep 13, 2019

Merrimack Gas Explosions: A Tragic Byproduct of Natural Gas

UPDATE: It’s the one-year anniversary of the Merrimack Valley gas explosion, and communities are still recovering from the disaster. It’s a stark reminder that we need to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, which means getting off dirty gas. Our aging gas infrastructure is expensive, leaky, and dangerous. We have cleaner, safer alternatives like electric stoves and hot water heaters ready to go. It’s time to swap out polluting gas for clean energy that doesn’t run the risk of exploding.

natural gas is a potentially dangerous fossil fuel
May 13, 2019

Why We Need to Ditch Fracked Gas Immediately

Here in New England, we rely too much on fracked gas to heat and power our homes and businesses. If we want to avoid a climate catastrophe, we need to end fossil fuel use by 2050.

It's time for New England to ditch fracked gas
Mar 14, 2019

Why We Don’t Need to Worry About Cold Snaps in New England

It’s hardly news that temperatures in New England drop below freezing in winter. But as CLF has long argued, we have plenty of fuel to get through even the coldest winters unscathed, without footing the bill for a polluting new pipeline. And on top of that, if we want to avoid the most devastating effects of climate change, we must stop using dirty fuels like gas altogether.

With energy supply during cold snaps under control, it’s time to focus on fighting climate change
Jan 09, 2019

How Much Do You Really Know About Gas?

The Big Gas industry talks about fracked gas as a “clean” alternative to polluting fossil fuels like coal or oil. But how much do we really know about it as a fuel source? Test your knowledge with this 2-minute quiz.

gas is a dangerous fossil fuel that contributes to climate change
Oct 09, 2018

Unwanted Invenergy Plant Faces Powerful Setbacks

In an unprecedented display of no confidence, our energy grid operator terminated its legal relationship with Invenergy. It’s yet another nail in the coffin on this unneeded, unwanted, fracked-gas power plant.

Proposed Invenergy plant faces powerful setbacks from our energy grid operator
Oct 04, 2018

Landmark Law Leads to Climate Victory in Massachusetts

CLF dismissed three appeals challenging the permits for two new gas-fired power plants after Massachusetts’ highest court reaffirmed that lowering climate-damaging emissions is the law of the land in the Commonwealth.

The Commonwealth took another step towards lowering its climate-damaging emissions