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CLF Press Releases and News Clips

Press Releases
MA Governor Signs Historic Ocean Management Bill
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 28, 2008) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick today signed into law a landmark ocean management act to balance commercial and recreational use with wildlife protection. The new law will lead to a first-in-the-nation ocean management plan to guide all development activity, including renewable energy,…

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Massachusetts Leads the Nation by Passing First Ever Comprehensive Ocean Planning Bill Massachusetts Ocean Act will Help Managers Balance Commercial and Recreational Activities with Conservation Needs – Preserving the Marine Economy and Environment
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 23, 2008) – Late last night the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Massachusetts Ocean Act, calling for the creation of a comprehensive plan to manage the Bay State’s ocean waters. This plan will be the first of its kind in the nation and will apply…

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Experts Say U.S. Coasts and Estuaries Contribute Billions to Economy, but Much is at Risk: New report from Restore America’s Estuaries and The Ocean Foundation Shows High Economic Value of Coasts and Estuaries at Jeopardy Without Restoration and Protection
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Washington, DC (May 21, 2008) – A new report released today documents the economic value of the nation’s coastal areas in excess of hundreds of billions of dollars. According to the report, “The Economic and Market Value of Coasts and Estuaries: What’s At Stake?” beaches, coastal communities,…

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Conference Committee Advances First in the Nation Comprehensive Ocean Planning Bill for State Waters Massachusetts Ocean Coalition Applauds Legislature’s Leadership on Bill to Balance Commercial and Recreational Activities with Conservation
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 15, 2008) – Late last night, a House and Senate conference committee released its updated language of the Massachusetts Ocean Act, setting the stage for passage of a first in the nation comprehensive management plan for the Bay State’s ocean territory. The conference committee…

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A Green Light for Green Power in MA: NSTAR Green Program Approved by State Regulators Will Provide Customers with Clean Power Option
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (May 1, 2008) – A new program that will provide Massachusetts’ 1.4 million NSTAR customers with the option to buy clean, renewable energy has been approved by the Department of Public Utilities (DPU). The program, dubbed NSTAR Green, will allow residential customers to purchase half…

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Environmental Enforcement Bill Sent to Governor: Reform Bill Strengthens System for Holding Polluters Accountable, Reflects Recommendations of 2007 CLF report
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Montpelier, VT (April 29, 2008) – The Vermont General Assembly today gave its final approval to a bill that will significantly strengthen the state’s enforcement of environmental laws. H.685 increases penalties for environmental polluters and gives authorities enhanced power to ensure fines are paid on time. The…

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On Earth Day, Two Major Boston Law Firms Join the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge Brown Rudnick and Greenberg Traurig Join 50 Pledge Partner
by Brian Barth

In celebration of Earth Day, Brown, Rudnick, Berlack, Israels LLP and Greenberg Traurig LLP today joined the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Eco-Challenge, an initiative offered in collaboration with the Conservation Law Foundation that boasts more than 50 participants in law firms and organizations from Boston to the Berkshires.

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ME Governor Signs New Law Limiting CO2 Pollution: 3 year Moratorium on New Coal Gasification Plants Will Lead to CO2 Limits
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (April 14, 2008) – Maine Gov. John Baldacci tomorrow will ceremonially sign into law a bill that paves the way for adoption of the nation’s first limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal gasification power plants and refineries. The new law also imposes a three-year…

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RI Bill Aims to Cut Global Warming Pollution 8% by 2050: Landmark Legislation to Receive Hearing April 1
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Providence, RI (March 31, 2008) – A landmark global warming bill that seeks to dramatically cut global warming pollution in Rhode Island will receive a key legislative hearing Tuesday April 1. The Rhode Island Global Warming Solutions Act (H. 7884) seeks to cut major greenhouse gas pollutants,…

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CLF Statement on Transportation Reforms
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (March 27, 2008) – Conservation Law Foundation President Philip Warburg released the following statement in response to today’s transportation reforms announcement by Senate President Murray, Governor Patrick, and House Speaker DiMasi. On today’s announcement: “Our state’s roads, bridges and public transportation agencies are facing a…