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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
Dominion Agrees to Strict, New Water Permit For Brayton Point Plant Settlement with EPA a major victory for fragile Mount Hope Bay
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant , Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (December 17, 2007) After almost five years of delay tactics Dominion Resources has agreed to a strict, new thermal water intake and discharge permit for the Brayton Point Station in Somerset, MA. In a settlement with the Environmental Protect Agency’s Region 1 office, the company…

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Lax Enforcement Threatening Vermont’s Environment: CLF Report Details Weak Punishments for Polluters, Poor Accountability, and Little Transparency
by Brian Barth

Contact Anthony N. L. Iarrapino, Staff Attorney 802-223-0600 Montpelier, VT (December 12, 2007) Vermont ’s legacy as an environmental champion is being seriously threatened by weak enforcement of the state’s environmental laws, concluded a report released today by the Conservation Law Foundation’s Vermont Advocacy Center. “Those who pollute our environment should be held accountable for…

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EPA Plan to Evade Required Cuts In Mercury Pollution Challenged in Court by States, Tribes, Health and Environmental Groups
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Washington, D.C. (December 6, 2007) – Fourteen states and dozens of Native American tribes, public health and environmental groups, and organizations representing registered nurses and physicians appeared in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today seeking to overturn Bush administration proposals that evade…

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Developer Pulls Plans for Chelsea Power Plant
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Chelsea, MA (November 14, 2007) – In a victory for community and environmental groups, the developer of a proposed power plant in Chelsea, MA today said they were pulling plans for construction. The plant, a so-called “peaking” power plant used when electricity demand is at its highest,…

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Massachusetts Bar Association Forms Lawyers Eco-Challenge Task Force: Conservation Law Foundation Becomes Eco-Challenge Partner
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (November 8, 2007) – Massachusetts Bar Association President David W. White Jr. today announces the formation of the Energy and Environment Task Force, a dozen lawyers from across the state who will oversee the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge. Among the task force members is Susan Reid,…

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CLF Statement on the Massachusetts Energy Bill
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (November 8, 2007) – Massachusetts legislative leaders today released a far-reaching energy bill that includes increased investments in energy efficiency measures, new programs to curb costly energy waste in homes, buildings and transportation, and commitments to support renewable energy. The legislation builds upon the “Green…

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Environmental and Grassroots Groups React to Wiscasset Vote Organizations Promise to Keep Working Against Coal Plant Proposal
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Wiscasset, ME (November 6, 2007) – The defeat of a height ordinance change in Wiscasset will prevent plans to build a coal gasification plant and diesel fuel refinery in Wiscasset. Environmental organizations and a local grassroots group applauded the decision by Wiscasset voters and called for a…

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“GO BIG Little Rhody” Campaign Launches to Cut Global Warming Pollution 80 Percent by 2050: Elected Officials Join Residents, Environmental Groups at Zoo to Rally for Quick Action
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Providence, RI (November 4, 2007) – Residents rallied with major state elected officials and environmental groups at the Roger Williams Park Zoo today to launch the GO BIG little rhody campaign to slash global warming pollution in the Ocean State 80 percent by 2050. “I am excited…

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MA Moving to Boost Energy Efficiency: CLF Encouraging Solutions to Benefit to the Environment and Consumers
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (October 23, 2007) – Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities launches a series of hearings to explore how electric utility ratemaking can be reformed to encourage increased investments in energy efficiency. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and several environmental groups are testifying in support…

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CLF Statement on Today’s Cape Cod Commission Cape Wind Vote
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (October 18, 2007) – The Cape Cod Commission today voted on procedural grounds to deny the proposed offshore Cape Wind project a permit for an electrical line in state waters and lands. The region’s leading environmental advocacy organization, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), called the…