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No New Drilling in New England
by Winston Vaughan

Earlier this week Secretary Salazar announced the Department of the Interior’s five-year proposal for oil and gas leases in our nation’s oceans. Much to the relief of New England’s fishermen, beachgoers, and coastal businesses, the Obama Administration’s proposal keeps the oil industry out of New England’s ocean and the rest of the Atlantic coast. CLF…

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Green Collar Jobs Growing in Maine
by Jane West

The nation’s debt crisis has been captivating lawmakers in recent weeks and they are grasping at anything that will help their respective positions, including last month’s bleak jobs report that reflected a creeping rise in unemployment to 9.2%.

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Hands Across the Generations
by Winston Vaughan

On Saturday, June 25, 45 people braved what was forecast to be a cloudy, rainy day to gather on a quiet Pavilion Beach in Gloucester, MA. As the sun emerged, they joined hands and looked out on the open ocean.

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Join hands for a healthy ocean
by Winston Vaughan

This Saturday, June 25, thousands of people from all across the world will take part in an event known as “Hands Across the Sand” by taking a trip to their local beach and joining hands with friends, neighbors and total strangers to send a message to our leaders—no to expanded offshore oil drilling and yes to clean energy.

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Crude Politics
by Winston Vaughan

With gas prices hovering around $4 a gallon, many New Englanders are rightfully asking why we’re paying so much at the pump.

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CLF and NRDC Take Scott Brown to Task in New Radio Ads
by Karen Wood

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown has been striking a defensive pose in recent weeks as non-profit groups and the thousands of Massachusetts voters they count as members called him out about his votes on the environment.

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Mandated Oil Drilling in New England?
by Sean Cosgrove

Congress will vote today on a highly flawed bill which will require oil and gas leasing to take place in New England’s ocean — including on Georges Bank or any other historic fishing grounds or important ocean wildlife areas.