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Jake O’Neill, Press Secretary
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CLF Press Releases and News Clips

Press Releases
CLF Files Appeal to Stop Expansion of Ash Landfill

“The Wheelabrator landfill is the most dangerous in Massachusetts, and it is putting the health of nearby residents at risk,” said Kirstie Pecci, director of the Zero Waste Project and a Senior Fellow at CLF.

Press Releases
CLF Continues Fight Against Northern Pass

“Eversource continues to go through the procedural steps necessary to keep the Northern Pass project on life support, but the project is largely dead,” said Melissa Birchard, CLF staff attorney.

News Clips Annie Ropiek, New Hampshire Public Radio
Clean Energy Advocates Reject Regional Fuel Supply Warnings

Conservation Law Foundation attorney David Ismay says ISO is basing those fears on overly pessimistic, even unrealistic assumptions. “There’s a bit of Chicken Little, ‘sky is falling,’ ” he says.

Press Releases
Report Reveals New England Does Not Need New Gas Pipelines

“Even in extreme winters far colder than this year’s, New Englanders don’t need to worry about ISO’s ability to keep the lights on as we transition away from fossil fuel electricity,” said David Ismay, Senior Staff Attorney at CLF.

News Clips Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal
R.I. energy panel hears competing lawyers on proposed Burrillville power plant

Jerry Elmer, senior attorney with the Conservation Law Foundation, countered that energy efficiency is reducing demand for electricity in New England and that renewable energy is helping to fill what need there is. Prices in the annual energy auction held by ISO New England have dropped significantly in recent years, proving, he said, an excess of capacity.

News Clips Concord Monitor
N.H. Senate kills bill to boost funding for energy efficiency

Conservation Law Foundation official Melissa Birchard said the Senate’s defeat of the bill goes against Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s energy policy that prioritizes efficiency to help lower people’s bills. Opponents of the bill argue that giving the money to ratepayers helps keep energy prices lower and stimulates the economy.

News Clips CommonWealth Magazine
Governor, move more quickly on offshore wind

Offshore wind power is on track to be a pillar of America’s energy future – and now is our moment to establish a clear leading role for the Commonwealth in making it happen.

Press Releases
New Hampshire Senate Fails to Repeal RGGI Rebate

“This vote deals a significant blow to New Hampshire residents and the environment,” said CLF Staff Attorney Melissa Birchard. “RGGI revenues were always intended to be invested in energy efficiency in order to save Granite Staters money on their energy bills and protect our environment. There’s a lot of talk in New Hampshire about lowering energy bills, but this vote shows that when push comes to shove, some legislators just won’t stand up for the cheapest, easiest way to lower energy costs.”

News Clips Annie Ropeik, New Hampshire Public Radio
N.H. Senate Defeats Bill To Funnel RGGI Funds Into Energy Efficiency

Melissa Birchard of the Conservation Law Foundation says the Senate’s defeat of the bill goes against Gov. Chris Sununu’s new energy policy, which says efficiency should be a priority to help lower people’s bills.