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
Opponents Of Weaver’s Cove LNG Take Their Case To Court
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications (617) 850-1722 Boston, MA (June 8, 2007) A lawsuit challenging the July 2005 decision of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to approve the controversial Weaver’s Cove Energy liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in densely populated Fall River was heard today in Boston’s First Circuit Court of Appeals.…

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CLF Will Urge LURC to Reopen Record
by Brian Barth

Contact: Sean Mahoney, Steve Hinchman (207) 729-7733 BRUNSWICK, ME (June 5, 2007) At a public hearing Wednesday, the Conservation Law Foundation will call on the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission to support Maine Mountain Power’s request to reopen the record for consideration of a revised one-mountain wind farm on Black Nubble Mountain near Rangeley. Maine…

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Maine Passes “RGGI” Law to Cut Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications (617) 850-1722 On June 5, the Maine Senate voted 35-0 for final passage of “An Act To Authorize the State’ s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative” (LD 1851, known as RGGI). The Maine House voted 130-7 on May 31st. Today’s vote makes Maine the third northeast…

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New Law Strengthens Lake Champlain Cleanup Plan Targets Blue-Green Algae-Causing Phosphorus
by Brian Barth

Montpelier, VT (May 24, 2007) – A new bill signed into law today by Governor Jim Douglas is a big step toward revamping Vermont’s Lake Champlain cleanup plan, said the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). The provisions, included in the larger H-154 stormwater bill, require an audit of the current Clean and Clear Initiative and aggressively…

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CLF Moves To Force Greater Protections From Portsmouth’s Peirce Island Wastewater Plant
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617) 850-1722 Portsmouth, NH (May 16, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has filed a legal appeal of the federal discharge permit recently issued for the City of Portsmouth’s Peirce Island sewage treatment plant. The plant, which discharges an average of 4.5 million gallons of wastewater per day into…

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Sean Mahoney Joins CLF As Maine Advocacy Center Director
by Brian Barth

CLF Statement on President Bush’s Executive Order on Emissions Contact: Colin Durrant (617) 850-1722 Boston , MA (May 14, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation today issued the following statement on President Bush’s Executive Order on automobile emissions regulations. “While it is good that the President appears to have woken up to the reality of global…

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Sean Mahoney Joins CLF As Maine Advocacy Center Director
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617)850-1755 Brunswick , ME (May 3, 2007) Sean Mahoney has joined the Conservation Law Foundation as its Maine Advocacy Center Director. Mahoney joins CLF, New England ’s leading environmental group, after 10 years at Verrill Dana LLP, where he represented a variety of commercial and non-governmental entities in all…

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Massachusetts Climate Coalition Calls for Deep Cuts in Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Curb Global Warming
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Communications Director (617) 850-1722 (Boston ) The Massachusetts Climate Coalition, a broad coalition of environmental, community and public health organizations, stepped forward to strongly support dramatic increases in energy efficiency and renewable energy in testimony before two key legislative committees this week, arguing that these measures are needed to protect our…

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Transportation Investment Coalition Forms To Advocate For Increase In Transportation Revenue
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications (617) 850-1722 BOSTON (April 26, 2007) – A diverse group of business, environmental, public interest and planning organizations today announced that they have formed a first-of-its-kind statewide coalition to support actions that will address the state’s transportation finance woes. In a letter to Legislators the groups said, “We…

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Conservation Law Foundation Files Motion To Take Depositions Of House Speaker Murphy And Others In Wake Of Sensational Allegations In Champlin’s Case
by Brian Barth

Contact: Jerry Elmer, CLF Staff Attorney (401) 351-1102 jelmer@clf.org (April 11, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) filed a motion in Superior Court today seeking permission to take sworn deposition testimony of Rhode Island House Speaker William Murphy and others. The motion comes in the wake of sensational and politically charged allegations of improper activity…