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Oil Exploration Threatens New England Waters and Economy
by Peter Shelley

This is the second in a three-part series on the recent oil-related developments in Canada – and what they mean for New England. You can read the first blog, introducing the problem with Nova Scotia’s new exploration leases and the threats they pose to endangered whales here. The final blog will cover the approval of…

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Making Progress in Maine from Dams to Disclosure
by Sean Mahoney

The Fourth Estate has been much maligned in these days of electronic and instant communication. But, in Maine, some old-fashioned, gum shoe reporting is still alive and well. CLF advocates regularly work with reporters to magnify the impacts of our advocacy, which has recently yielded positive results including a piece of legislation that will be…

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Disclosure of Maine Offshore Wind Bid Means the PUC Got it Right
by Ivy Frignoca

Earlier this month debate was sparked when Maine Aqua Ventis (MAV) submitted a proposal, to develop an offshore wind farm, to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). MAV, a University of Maine consortium, sought to keep the terms of its proposal confidential unlike previous bids for the project. Seeing this confidentiality as unfair, CLF and…

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After Delay, Maine Approves Offshore Wind Farm
by Ivy Frignoca

On Thursday, January 28, 2013, Maine’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) approved, by a 2-1 vote, the terms of a long-term contract for the first floating turbine offshore windfarm in Maine. After a few months of negotiation, this is good news for the state, and for renewable energy. This vote clears a major hurdle toward Statoil…

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Winds of Change: The Promise of 3 Offshore Wind Farms in New England
by Ivy Frignoca

This is an exciting time for clean energy in New England. Why? Because our region could have not one but three offshore wind farms constructed by 2016.  Not only that, these would be the first three in the nation! The Cape Wind Project, off the coast of Cape Cod, will site 130 wind turbines between…