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

Press Releases
Region’s Energy Future Depends On Efficiency And Cutting Carbon Emissions Report Says
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant, CLF Communications Director (617)850-1755 Boston, MA (August 9, 2007) A new report released today by clean energy advocates paints a brighter future for New England’s energy future than previously stated by ISO-New England, the organization responsible for managing the region’s electricity grid. The report cautions that the “business as usual approach…no longer…

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State Backing Off On Green Line Extension Promise…Again Long Awaited Legal Commitment Pushed Back for a Third Time
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications (617)850-1722 Boston, MA (August 8, 2007) For the third time in as many years, the state’s transportation agency has announced plans to push back the deadline for the long-awaited Green Line extension through Somerville to Medford. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), the legal advocacy group that negotiated the…

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Enviro Groups Call On Mirant, EPA To Stop Permit Delays Stricter Permit Needed to Help Curb Charles’ Blue-Green Algae Blooms
by Brian Barth

Boston, MA (August 7, 2007) Citing recent outbreaks of blue-green algae on the Charles River, two of the state’s leading environmental groups this week called for a quick court hearing on a stricter water discharge permit for the Mirant Kendall power plant. Mirant discharges millions of gallons of heated water into the river every day,…

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CLF Says No Discharge Zone Right Step Forward For Boston Harbor Health Group Cautions Stormwater Runoff into Tributaries Still a Pollution Threat
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617) 850-1722 Boston, MA (August 6, 2007) Recreational and commercial boats will be barred from dumping raw sewage, treated sewage and grey water into the Boston Harbor under a long-awaited announcement by state and federal officials today. Boston is one of the last major urban areas in New England…

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NSTAR Goes Green: Unique Program Offers Renewable Option for Customers Program Directly Tied to Regional Wind Generation Projects
by Brian Barth

(Boston , MA , July 24, 2007) NSTAR Electric customers who want to support renewable energy and reduce their impact on the environment have a new option: NSTAR Green. The unique program is the result of a collaborative effort between the company and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Conservation…

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Canadian Oil Refinery Fails to Assess Air Pollution Impacts on Maine
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617) 850-1722 Brunswick, ME (July 19, 2007) Irving Oil Company’s proposed Eider Rock oil refinery fails to meet an international agreement for assessing cross-boundary environmental impacts, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has charged in a letter to Canadian officials. CLF said that an environmental impact review of the refinery,…

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CRMC Actions Spark Request From CLF for Ethics Investigation
by Brian Barth

Contact: Cynthia Giles, RI Advocacy Center Director (401)351-1102 Colin Durrant, CLF Communications Director (617)850-1722 Providence, RI (June 18, 2007) A leading environmental group today asked the state Ethics Commission to investigate members of the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), saying CRMC has a history and practice of unsupportable decisions in favor of development…

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NH PUC Moves to Boost Energy Efficiency CLF Intervenes to Encourage Greatest Benefit to the Environment and Consumers
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617) 850-1722 Concord, NH (June 13, 2007) — New Hampshire’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has begun to explore how electric utility ratemaking can be used to encourage increased investment in energy efficiency, prompting a petition today by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) to intervene in the PUC proceeding. CLF…

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Comprehensive Management Plan Necessary to Protect Threatened Ocean Poll Shows 80 percent of Coastal Residents Support Coordinated Ocean Planning
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617)850-1722 Boston, MA (June 12, 2007) A bill promoting comprehensive ocean management planning in Bay State ocean waters will receive a key legislative hearing on Wednesday June 13 at the State House. The Massachusetts Ocean Act was drafted in consultation with scientists, environmentalists, fishermen and other marine trade industries,…