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Getting the Lead Out

Charlene Lovett takes on lead poisoning in her New Hampshire city.

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Farmland Matters

Vermont residents fought to protect working land threatened by sprawl – and succeeded.

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Can Cod Be Saved?

Overfishing and inept management have driven Atlantic cod to the brink. Now climate change looms. Atlantic cod still have a chance at survival, but it’s not going to be easy.

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Stopping Big Oil

Grassroots organizing lead to a big win over Big Oil in Maine. And while the case continues, residents are not sitting idle.

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How to Kill a Power Plant

In 2015, energy giant Invenergy announced its plan to pave over a pristine forest in Burrillville, Rhode Island, to build a 1,000-megawatt fracked gas and diesel oil power plant. For the next four years, CLF and the town of Burrillville fought to keep the polluting behemoth from being built.

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Turn off the Gas

Winter snow and ice bring out Big Gas’s fearmongers. Why is the region’s electric grid operator among them?

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The Blame Game

We can’t allow manufacturers to get away with the false narrative that it’s up to you and me to recycle our way out of the plastic pollution crisis. It’s time to call them out as the real culprits and put the burden on their shoulders, not ours. 

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Thirty Years of Overfishing
by Ashira Morris

For the past 30 years, headline after headline has documented the decline of Atlantic cod. For the entire period of time, it’s been the same story over and over again: poor management, not enough protected areas, fewer and fewer cod.

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