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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
CLF Announces Intent to Sue MA Coal-Fired Plant
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Shanna Cleveland, (617) 850-1716 scleveland@clf.org Caitlin Inglehart, 617.850.1755, cinglehart@clf.org BOSTON, MA (APRIL 22, 2009) Conservation Law Foundation today announced its plans to initiate a federal court challenge against one of New England’s oldest and most polluting power plants for violating the federal Clean Air Act. At an Earth Day vigil held on the Brightman…

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Earth Day celebrated with release of Lawyers Eco-Challenge Green Guidelines for Landscape Management
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Jennifer Rosinski (617) 338-0675 Tricia M. Oliver (617) 338-0677 BOSTON, Mass. — In celebration of Earth Day, the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Eco-Challenge has today released its latest Green Guidelines, this time with a focus on landscape management. The guidelines promote replacing traditional lawns with natural landscaping and native plants, or implementing measures to…

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CLF Files Appeals in Champlin’s Marina Case: Appeals filed in both RI Supreme and Superior Courts
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Jerry Elmer, Staff Attorney (401) 351-1102; JElmer@CLF.org PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (APRIL 17, 2009) Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today filed appeals in the long-running Champlin’s Marina case in both the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the Rhode Island Superior Court. CLF, New England’s pre-eminent environmental advocacy organization, has been a leading opponent of Champlin’s proposal…

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CLF VP Cynthia Giles Nominated for Key EPA Post
by Brian Barth

Contact: Caitlin Inglehart, (617) 85-01755 MARCH 18, 2009 (BOSTON, MA) In pivotal news for both CLF and national environmental policy, the Obama administration today announced the nomination of CLF Rhode Island Advocacy Center Director, Cynthia Giles, for a key position with the Environmental Protection Agency as the head of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance…

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CLF Hails Latest Development in Cape Wind Case
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Shanna Cleveland, 617.850.1716 Caitlin Inglehart 617.850.1755 BOSTON, MA (MARCH 13, 2009) Last night, the Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board signaled that it will move to put an end to the state and local permitting delays that have chronically stalled progress for Cape Wind. The Board’s decision came after hearing testimony from the Conservation Law…

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Patrick Plan Essential for MA Transportation Future
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Carrie Russell, (617) 850-1755 BOSTON, MA (FEBRUARY 20, 2009) Gov. Patrick has released a bold and environmentally sound plan to address Massachusetts’ transportation infrastructure crisis. This plan includes reforms to the transportation system and urgently needed new revenues from a gas tax increase and registry fees based on vehicle efficiency that will encourage cleaner…

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Federal Stimulus Package Benefits New England’s Environment, Economy: CLF Applauds Emphasis on Energy, Infrastructure and Habitat Protection
by Brian Barth

Boston, MA (Feb. 13 ) – The pending passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provides a much-needed economic boost to New England’s communities and helps to solve vital environmental challenges facing the region. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) hailed several important provisions of the economic stimulus bill that serve a double benefit of…

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Environmentalists Cite Travel Warning Urge Vermont Leaders to Clean Up Lake Champlain And Abandon Efforts to Weaken Environmental Laws
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Christopher Kilian (CLF), 802-223-5992 Caitlin Inglehart (CLF), (617) 850-1755 Montpelier, VT (February 11, 2009) – The Conservation Law Foundation, Vermont Natural Resources Council, and Vermont League of Conservation Voters today cited the New York Times bestselling travel guide “Don’t Go There!” by Peter Greenberg to call on lawmakers and the Governor to take immediate…

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CLF awarded Clean Water Network’s Aqua Award!
by Brian Barth

CLF has been awarded Clean Water Network’s Aqua Award for our precedent-setting work on Residual Designation Authority under the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Network is a coalition of more than 1,000 public interest organizations that endorse the National Agenda for Clean Water. The Agenda outlines the need for strong clean water safeguards in…

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State Agrees to Extend Green Line to Route 16 and Boston Ave. In Medford: Long Awaited Legal Commitment Finally Moving in the Right Direction
by Brian Barth

Contact Caitlin Inglehart, Web and Publications Manager 800-370-0697 x755 Boston, MA (February 3, 2009) – Fulfilling a legal promise to citizens of the Commonwealth, the Patrick Administration has agreed to extend the Green Line to Route 16 and Boston Avenue at the border of Somerville and Medford. Throughout the project planning process, advocates for the…

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