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The Winners and Losers after Kinder Morgan’s Exit

… Conservation Law Foundation. The powerful group led a coalition of community activists and environmentalists to fight Kinder Morgan. New England traditionally gets its natural gas brought in from the Gulf of Mexico, but the discovery of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania means a cheaper supply closer to home. All we need is more pipeline,…

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Organized Pipeline Opponents Say Their Fight is Far From Over

… While it has been left to pipeline companies to assume the financial risk for building new infrastructure, said CLF spokesman Josh Block, “what they’re trying to do is put consumers’ money on the line for their pipeline, a pipeline that it’s clear is unnecessary for the energy market. That’s why this is so problematic.”…

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Executive Council OK’s Loan for Upgrades to Portsmouth Sewage Treatment Plant

… “This is a very significant and positive development for water quality in Portsmouth Harbor, the Piscataqua River and for the larger Great Bay Estuary,” said Tom Irwin, vice president and director of the Conservation Law Foundation in New Hampshire. The CLF has intervened in the city’s permitting process with the Environmental Protection Agency over…

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MBTA considers earlier trips on some bus routes

… Rafael Mares, a vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation, said he worries that would inconvenience the riders who need the service most. “They could at least dull the impact on the populations that have been impacted disproportionately here,” he said. … Read more here…

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Sandwich’s plan for water quality shaping up

… All of the Cape’s 15 towns are working toward coming up with watershed plans under a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreement that was reached last year with the Cape Cod Commission under threat of a lawsuit by the Conservation Law Foundation. … Read more here…

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Proposed Burrillville power plant would thwart emissions goal

… Roberts is submitting the testimony on behalf of the Conservation Law Foundation, a regional environmental group that is opposed to the power plant proposal. The group gave The Providence Journal an advance copy of the filing. … Roberts is not the first to invoke the Resilient Rhode Island Act in fighting the proposal. Jerry…

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After Feedback From Small Farms, State Delays New Water Quality Standards

… Rebekah Weber, the Lake Champlain Lakekeeper at the Conservation Law Foundation, says CLF also is disappointed by the delay. Weber says the organization will use the extended timeline to push for more stringent Required Agricultural Practices. “The RAP’s list of authorized activities in buffer zones, for example, including grazing, fertilizer application and harvesting, we…