Media Contact

Jake O’Neill, Press Secretary
Office: 617.850.1709
joneill@clf.org

CLF has experts available throughout New England on a variety of local, regional and national issues, including climate change, clean water, environmental justice, ocean conservation and renewable energy. For more information, see our list of experts and contact Jake O’Neill.

CLF Press Releases and News Clips

News Clips Jeff McMenemy, Portsmouth Herald
PDA and CLF settle Clean Water lawsuit

“Stormwater pollution is one of the greatest threats to the health of Great Bay,” said Tom Irwin, vice president and director of CLF New Hampshire. “This historic agreement ensures that the Pease Development Authority will be playing by the same rules as communities throughout the Seacoast and will comply with the Clean Water Act. The health and safety of our waters is essential to our communities and our economy. No one has a right to pollute them.”

Press Releases
Vermont Governor Proposes Testing for Lead in School Drinking Water

“Governor Scott has clearly recognized the urgent need to protect Vermont’s children from lead poisoning from drinking water,” said Jen Duggan, Vice President and Director of CLF Vermont. “Our children, teachers, and school workers are at risk of being exposed to lead as we speak, and we cannot wait any longer to fix this problem.”

Press Releases
Massachusetts Chooses Design for I-90 Project in Allston

“The hybrid option ensures a more sustainable community around the Charles River while providing a necessary link to Boston,” said Amy Laura Cahn, Interim Director of the Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice program at CLF.  “However, MassDOT ignored its legal obligation to study how each option would minimize environmental and climate harms. The public needs to know that the project will prioritize the health of the river, maximize public access, and protect an area vulnerable to flooding.”

Press Releases
CLF Case Against Wychmere Beach Club Allowed to Proceed

“Nitrogen pollution is destroying Cape Cod’s bays and beaches and damaging the Cape’s economy,” said Chris Kilian, Vice President of Strategic Litigation at CLF. “Illegal sewage discharge from Wychmere Beach Club is wreaking havoc on water quality.”

Press Releases
U.S. Carbon Emissions Spike in 2018

“This report speaks loud and clear—fracked gas is increasing our carbon emissions and harming our environment,” said Greg Cunningham, VP and Director of CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. “Coal’s sharp-dressed cousin is continuing us on a path to irreparable and costly climate damage. It is imperative that we shift our clean energy transition into high gear and accelerate our clean car standards to reverse this trend.”

News Clips Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal
Crucial question before panel: Is Burrillville power plant needed?

At a hearing before the state Energy Facility Siting Board, Jerry Elmer, a lawyer for the Conservation Law Foundation, used an analyst’s words to argue that Chicago-based Invenergy’s $1-billion, two-turbine Clear River Energy Center is not needed.

News Clips Timothy Gardner, Reuters
U.S. carbon emissions spike in 2018 on industry, fuel demand

“Coal’s sharp-dressed cousin is continuing us on a path to irreparable and costly climate damage,” said Greg Cunningham, who works on clean energy and climate at the Conservation Law Foundation.

News Clips Adam Vaccaro, The Boston Globe
Why composting isn’t as hard as you might think

Dozens of these private composting operations have sprouted up across the country in recent years. They’re helping to encourage the public conversation about composting and meeting a demand that could lead to continued growth, says Kirstie Pecci, a senior fellow at the Conservation Law Foundation.

News Clips Annie Ropeik, New Hampshire Public Radio
Activists Ask New England States To Regulate PFAS Chemicals As A Class

CLF’s New Hampshire director Tom Irwin says federal regulators aren’t responding fast enough. “We do think that there’s a real opportunity for states to collaborate, as opposed to having each state try to invent a new wheel on their own,” Irwin says.

Press Releases
Transportation Advocates Commend States’ Announcement to Develop Regional Program to Modernize Transportation and Reduce Vehicle Pollution

“The health and economic well-being of people and our planet depend on bold action today to create a transportation system for the future,” said Amy Laura Cahn, director, Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice program at Conservation Law Foundation. “Environmental justice communities have the fewest resources to adapt to the impacts of climate change but have long borne the greatest burdens of pollution and transportation inequity. We welcome a regional problem-solving approach, but our most disadvantaged residents must have a seat at the table.”

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