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Jake O’Neill, Press Secretary
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joneill@clf.org

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CLF Press Releases and News Clips

News Clips Mara Hoplamazian, New Hampshire Public Radio
Casella agrees to a settlement agreement in Bethlehem landfill lawsuit

“Unfortunately, New Hampshire has been on this treadmill of constantly expanding landfill capacity. There’s now a proposal by Casella to build a brand new landfill. And it’s an approach that threatens the health of our communities and natural resources like the Ammonoosuc River,” said CLF’s Tom Irwin.

Press Releases
Environmental Groups Settle Clean Water Act Lawsuit Against Casella

“By getting Casella to remove a decade’s worth of contaminated sediments from a polluted channel flowing into the Ammonoosuc, this settlement directly addresses a legacy of landfill pollution,” explained Tom Irwin, Vice President and Director of CLF New Hampshire. “The problems addressed in this case are yet another reason why New Hampshire needs to focus on reducing waste rather than burying it in landfills.”

Press Releases
New Hampshire Officials Reject Challenge to Energy Efficiency Rollbacks

“The PUC continues to dig its feet in on its radical and arbitrary decision, and New Hampshire families will pay the price,” said CLF attorney Nick Krakoff. “Energy efficiency programs help us reduce our energy use, which means lower bills and less damaging climate pollution from fossil fuels. This devastating blow to families, businesses and our planet cannot be allowed to stand, and CLF will continue the fight to overturn this irresponsible action from the PUC.”

News Clips Alex Kuffner, The Providence Journal
Environmental group wants Shell’s records about climate risks in RI

“They’ve known since the 1970s that their products are damaging the climate,” said Darrell Brown, vice president of CLF Rhode Island. “But instead of protecting our communities from climate fallout, they’ve spent nearly 50 years and billions of dollars sowing doubt and deceit.”

Press Releases
Shell Refusing to Disclose Climate Information

“Once again, Shell is trying every trick in the book to avoid coming clean about its involvement in the climate crisis,” said Darrèll Brown, Vice President of CLF Rhode Island. “It’s long past time for the public to hear the truth about what this big oil giant knew about climate impacts and when they knew it. The court must see through this charade and order the company to release these records so this case can move forward.”

News Clips Bangor Daily News
Don’t blame heat pumps for concerns about this winter’s energy supply in New England

Removing the incentives and rebates for heat pumps as called for by the oil dealers would only punish those who don’t have the resources to choose a cleaner, healthier and cheaper way to heat, cool and dehumidify their homes and businesses. There is nothing just or equitable about that. Stay the course, Maine.

News Clips Dan Gearino, Inside Climate News
Inside Clean Energy: Here Are 5 States that Took Leaps on Clean Energy Policy in 2021

Greg Cunningham, director of the climate and clean energy program at the Conservation Law Foundation in Massachusetts, has been pleased to see that the struggles to pass major legislation have ended in success in many places.

“I would say that the last two years there has been more activity than I’ve seen in my 15 years of doing this,” said Greg Cunningham.

Press Releases
Judge Denies ExxonMobil’s Attempts to Delay Climate Lawsuit

“Judge Wolf saw right through Exxon’s attempts to further delay this case,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell. “The longer this case goes on, the greater chance of a major storm exposing just how vulnerable this facility is, which would be catastrophic for surrounding neighborhoods and for Boston Harbor. This was yet another desperate attempt by Exxon to hide what it knows about the climate crisis.”

Press Releases
Report: MBTA Delays Hampering Access to Jobs in Eastern Mass.

“Public transportation offers a lifeline, especially for communities with few other options,” said Staci Rubin, Vice President of Environmental Justice at CLF. “The chronic, frequent delays on the MBTA are thwarting economic growth in the region, and communities of color and low-income communities are bearing the brunt. It’s clear that the status quo is broken, and the MBTA must step up and create a system that works for all riders, not just wealthy ones.”

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