Mar 13, 2016

EPA settlement terms best path forward

Dear Mayor Blalock and City Council members: Conservation Law Foundation and its Great Bay – Piscataqua Waterkeeper program have been engaged for several years in efforts to end pollution from the city of Portsmouth’s outdated, 4.5 million-gallon-per-day Peirce Island wastewater treatment plant. As you know, the facility is one of a small number of wastewater… Continue reading EPA settlement terms best path forward

Mar 09, 2016

Maine and Quebec to develop electric car charging network

… “We applaud the governor’s efforts to create more EV infrastructure,” said Ben Tettlebaum, a staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation in Portland. “It’s a step in the right direction.” … Read the full story here…

Mar 08, 2016

MBTA Wrong to Hike Fares

Rafael Mares, CLF’s vice president and director of Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice, writes in his letter to the Boston Globe: “DANTE RAMOS’s March 1 Op-Ed, ‘MBTA fare hikes stink, but they’re needed,’ correctly describes the MBTA’s financial challenges. However, it misses crucial facts, which is understandable, considering the T’s misleading messaging about needing additional… Continue reading MBTA Wrong to Hike Fares

Mar 01, 2016

Environmental Advocates, Fishermen At Odds Over Turning Cashes Ledge Into National Monument

“About 80 miles off the coast of Cape Ann, a cold-water kelp forest grows from the tip of a ridge that rises from the ocean floor known as Cashes Ledge. ‘This was kelp quite unlike anything I’d seen anywhere, and not only the height and thickness and lushness — but the colors,’ said Brian Skerry,… Continue reading Environmental Advocates, Fishermen At Odds Over Turning Cashes Ledge Into National Monument