CLF Communications Director
Brunswick , ME (May 3, 2007) Sean Mahoney has joined the Conservation Law Foundation as its Maine Advocacy Center Director. Mahoney joins CLF, New England ’s leading environmental group, after 10 years at Verrill Dana LLP, where he represented a variety of commercial and non-governmental entities in all aspects of state and federal environmental litigation and permitting.
“Maine ’s unique natural resources – its coastline, rivers, lakes and forests – and the people who depend on these resources are being threatened by climate change, out of control development, and traditional and untraditional sources of pollution,” said Mahoney. “CLF’s ability to use the law to protect people and the environment is needed now more than ever.”
Since 2005, Mahoney has served as board chair of GrowSmart Maine , leading the organization through the development of the groundbreaking report, Charting Maine’s Future: An Action Plan for Promoting Sustainable Prosperity and Quality Place, co-authored with the Brookings Institution. He also serves as a board member of the Falmouth Conservation Trust, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Konbit Sante, a Portland-based organization dedicated to delivering health care services in Cap Haitien , Haiti .
“Maine must continue its leadership role in addressing the environmental issues that affect all the New England states,” said Jon Lund, chair of CLF’s Maine State Board and former Maine Attorney General. “We are confident that Sean will continue and enhance CLF’s forty-year legacy of working collaboratively with local communities, organizations and businesses to protect the people and places that make Maine special. Where collaboration is not possible, CLF will continue to take stands that speak for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
Mahoney, a resident of Falmouth , received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College . Prior to his work at Verrill Dana he was at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco , was a Judicial Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sri Lanka . Mahoney has been recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by a number of organizations, including the respected legal research and publishing firm, Chamber & Partners.
“Sean is the kind of smart, dynamic and utterly committed environmental lawyer we need to be leading CLF’s Maine office,” said CLF president Phil Warburg . “We couldn’t be happier to have Sean joining our team.”
The Conservation Law Foundation works to solve the environmental problems that threaten the people, natural resources and communities of New England . CLF’ s advocates use law, economics and science to design and implement strategies that conserve natural resources, protect public health, and promote vital communities in our region. Founded in 1966, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization. It has offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Concord, New Hampshire; Providence, Rhode Island; Montpelier, Vermont; and Brunswick, Maine