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
Pollution from Salem Plant Up According to New Data HealthLink and CLF Call for Faster Adoption of Emissions Controls
by Brian Barth

Salem, MA (March 30, 2007) Hazardous air pollution from Dominion Energy’s Salem power plant increased 37% in 2005, making it the second worst polluting plant in the state, according to data released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The new data prompted HealthLink and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) to call on Dominion to move…

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CLF Statement On Transportation Finance Commission Report
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant Director of Communications, (617) 850-1722 Boston, MA (March 28, 2007) Conservation Law Foundation Staff Attorney Carrie Russell today released the following statement in response to the release of the Transportation Finance Commission’s funding report: “The Commission’s report confirms what many of us already know all too well – that our state’s roads,…

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Destructive Fishing Fleet Shipped Offshore CLF Teams with Fishermen to Protect Gulf of Maine Food Supply for Cod, Tuna, Striped Bass, and Whales
by Brian Barth

Contact: Roger Fleming Senior Staff Attorney, (207)729-7733 New England (March 16, 2006) – The Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s leading ocean advocacy organization, today applauded the National Marine Fisheries Service for its final approval of Amendment 1 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. The new plan includes an important new provision to help restore…

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Citing Global Warming, Environmentalists Urge Immediate Approval Of Cape Wind Environmental Impact Report
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications (617) 850-1722 Boston, MA (March 23, 2007) Environmentalists and clean energy groups today urged the state’s Secretary of Environment and Energy, Ian Bowles, to immediately approve the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound. In their public comments on the FEIR, the…

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CLF Argues I-93 Widening Flawed In Court Hearing
by Brian Barth

Contact: Tom Irwin, CLF Staff Attorney (603) 225-3060 Melissa Hoffer, NH Advocacy Center Director (603) 225-3060 Concord, NH (March 16, 2007) The N.H. Department of Transportation (NHDOT) and Federal Highway Administration violated federal law while rushing to push through their proposed I-93 widening, argued the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) in a federal court hearing today.…

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National Grid Blasted By Environmentalists For Attempts To Skirt Renewable Energy Standard
by Brian Barth

Contact: Jerry Elmer, CLF Staff Attorney (401) 351-1102, jelmer@clf.org Three prominent environmental groups today blasted National Grid’s attempt to skirt global warming standards that would require the company to invest in renewable energy projects, like wind and solar. In formal comments to the Public Utility Commission on Docket 3765, which pertains to Rhode Island’s so-called…

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Landmark Global Warming Bill Introduced in Maine Environment Groups Praise Innovative Approach
by Brian Barth

Contacts: Steve Hinchman, CLF Staff Attorney (207) 729-7733 ext. 13 Today a bipartisan group of legislators has taken an unprecedented step toward controlling global warming pollution in Maine. LD 1090, “An Act To Authorize the State’ s Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” would establish mandatory limits on global warming pollution from Maine electric…

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CLF Opposes “Deliberative Process Privilege” in Champlin’s Case, Citing Public’s Right to Know
by Brian Barth

Contact: Jerry Elmer, CLF Staff Attorney 401-351-1102, jelmer@CLF.org Providence, RI (March 7, 2007) – The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today filed papers in the Champlin’s Marina case opposing the use of the so-called “deliberative process privilege” in the case because it compromises the principles of openness and accountability for government agency decisions. CLF has been…

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New Vehicle Design Surpasses Vermont Global Warming Standard Engineers Design Affordable, Clean Car Using Existing Technology and Fuels
by Brian Barth

WASHINGTON (March 1, 2007) – Automotive engineers at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) today unveiled a minivan design that shows automakers can build affordable vehicles with existing technology that would meet or exceed Vermont’s global warming pollution standard. Automakers are currently fighting this standard in court. The minivan, dubbed the UCS Vanguard, features off-the-shelf…

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Melissa Hoffer Joins CLF As New Hampshire Advocacy Center Director Seasoned Environmental Lawyer Brings Private Sector Experience to Non-Profit Post
by Brian Barth

Contact: Melissa Hoffer (603) 225-3060 Concord, NH (February 1, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s leading environmental group, today announced that it has hired experienced private sector environmental lawyer Melissa Hoffer to lead its New Hampshire Advocacy Center. Ms. Hoffer begins her new post as New Hampshire Advocacy Center Director today, after practicing for…