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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
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…

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Rhode Island Joins Regional Global Warming Pact Climate Pact Shows Regional Solidarity On Need To Act With Every New England State Now Participating In Groundbreaking Climate Program
by Brian Barth

Contact Cynthia Giles, CLF Staff Attorney (401) 351-1102 Providence, RI (January 30, 2007) In a move celebrated by environmental groups, Governor Donald Carcieri used part of his State of the State address to announce that Rhode Island will join a regional program to reduce global warming pollution from power plants. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative…

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LURC Vote a “Lost Opportunity” for Maine’s Fight Against Global Warming
by Brian Barth

Contact Steve Hinchman, CLF Staff Attorney (207) 729-7733 Brunswick, ME (January 24, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation today called the Land Use Regulation Commission’s preliminary decision to reject the Redington Wind project “unfortunate and a lost opportunity for Maine’s fight to curb global warming.” The proposed 30-turbine project was to be located in one of…

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Maine Ocean Study Shows Coasts At Risk Increasing Pressures Cause Need for New Management
by Brian Barth

Contact: Roger Fleming, Senior Attorney, CLF rfleming@clf.org Augusta, Maine (January 23, 2007) The Conservation Law Foundation and The Ocean Conservancy today credited Maine’s Land and Water Resources Council for recognizing the need to change Maine’s current ocean and coastal management. The ocean advocacy groups said that overall, the report makes modest, but important, recommendations for…

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Uphams Corner Stop a New Beginning for Transit Dreams of Inner Boston Residents
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications (617) 850-1722 cdurrant@clf.org 20070123 Uphams Corner photoCommunity and environmental organizations today hailed the grand opening of the Uphams Corner station on the Fairmount commuter rail line as a first step in bringing rapid transit to inner-city neighborhoods long underserved by slow bus service. The ribbon cutting marked the…

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