We are protecting clean air and water in New England – for today and for future generations

Clean air and clean water are fundamental human rights. Here in New England, our rivers, streams, lakes, and ocean drive our economy while healthy air nourishes our bodies and our minds.

Our Solutions

For 50 years, CLF has fought to keep New England’s air and waters clean and healthy. It’s how we made our name – forcing polluters to clean up the dirty waters of Boston Harbor and turning the city’s shame into one of its most prized resources. We’ve taken the lessons learned from that hard-won victory and put them to work all across New England. We hold polluters accountable and push for enforcement of clean water and clean air laws at the local, state, and federal level. Today we are:

  • CLEANING UP STORMWATER POLLUTION: We’re fighting for new protections and creative solutions to keep stormwater pollution from wreaking havoc on our communities.
  • CURBING NUTRIENT POLLUTION: We’re working state by state, waterbody by waterbody to control nitrogen pollution that causes dead zones and toxic algae blooms.
  • ENFORCING THE LAW: We’re holding polluting businesses accountable to the Clean Water and Clean Air acts, one polluter at a time – and helping out local communities with every win.

Our Vision

New England’s air and water can be free of contamination and toxic pollution. We can have waters you can swim in, fish, and drink from without worry. We can have clean air that boosts your health rather than harms it. This is the New England CLF is fighting to create.