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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 Appeals St. Albans Sewage Permit: Weak Permit Would Worsen Pollution Problems in St. Albans Bay
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Montpelier, VT (October 31, 2008) – A weak water pollution permit for the St. Albans City sewage treatment plant will allow increases in harmful nutrient pollution into St. Albans Bay contends an appeal filed today by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF). The permit, issued in early October…

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Northeast States Move to Force Reduction of Mercury Pollution from Midwest Power Plants
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (October 30, 2008) – In a move to combat harmful mercury pollution in river, lakes and streams, seven Northeast states have asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force the clean up of smokestack emissions from Midwest power plants. Under a 319(g) legal petition filed…

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Endangered Species Listing Sought for Atlantic Wolffish: Group Seeks Protection and Recovery Plan for New England Fish Facing Extinction
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant , 617-850-1722, cdurrant@clf.org BOSTON, MA (October 1, 2008) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and others today filed a scientific petition with the federal government seeking endangered species protection for the Atlantic wolffish, a fish threatened with extinction due to years of overharvesting and habitat loss due to modern fishing gear. If the…

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Historic Carbon Pollution Auction Kicks Off September 25: CLF Hails Regional Effort as First Step to Reducing Power Plant Emissions
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (September 23, 2008) – For the first time ever a price will be put on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in the United States under a historic “cap and trade” emissions auction set to begin on September 25. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI),…

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Offshore Drilling in New England a Non-Starter
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (September 5, 2008) – A New England environmental group whose lawsuit led to an extensive offshore drilling moratorium in the 1970’s and 1980’s has promised to fight the Bush Administration’s current plan to open offshore areas to oil drilling. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), New…

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Feds Designate Protected Habitat to Restore Atlantic Salmon
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Brunswick, ME (September 2, 2008) – Federal wildlife agencies have proposed protected status for river and stream habitat throughout Maine that are critical to the restoration of the endangered Gulf of Maine wild Atlantic salmon. In addition to the habitat designation sought by environmental and fishing groups,…

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104 Citizens Groups Criticize Anti-Democratic Rulemaking Bush Administration to Cripple Endangered Species Act with Little Public Input, Oversight
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Washington, DC (August 21, 2008) – Today, representatives from 104 conservation and scientific organizations representing millions of Americans submitted a letter to Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez calling for increased transparency and opportunities for public participation on a new rule…

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New England Fisheries Managers Set to Unveil Groundfish Stock Assessment: New Data Must Spur Action to End Overfishing, Allow for Recovery CLF Says
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (August 4, 2008) – New England fisheries managers this week will unveil updated population numbers for key commercial groundfish species, setting the stage for the future of fisheries management in the region. The comprehensive, scientific peer-reviewed assessment of 19 groundfish stocks – including cod, haddock,…

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“Dam Cam” to Capture Removal of NH’s Merrimack Village Dam
by Brian Barth

(Authored by the Staff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 August 4, 2008 – For more than 270 years, the Merrimack Village Dam helped power saw mills, gristmills, a shoe factory and provided water for a chemical factory. No longer powering industry and scheduled for demolition,…

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A Climate Call To Action For New England CLF Focuses on 5 Steps in 5 Years the Northeastern States Must Take to Confront the Climate Crisis
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 BOSTON, MA (July 28, 2008) Systematic and immediate changes to New England’s energy programs and transportation infrastructure are needed to meet the climate change crisis, according to a call to action released today by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), New England’s leading environmental group. CLF lays out…

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