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Big Oil on Trial

CLF is taking the oil giants to court in partnership with residents from the Everett, Providence, New Haven, and Quincy communities they’re harming. These lawsuits are the first of their kind, suing Big Oil companies for climate risks and pollution under the Clean Water Act and hazardous waste law.

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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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A Young Farmer Gets a Helping Hand

Salem, Connecticut, a remote town of just over 4,000, challenges the image of a state of universities, office buildings, and commuter suburbs. Beyond the urban coast and approaching the state’s northeastern corner – known as the Last Green Valley – quiet open space dominates and local small farms like Provider Farm feed the region. Founded in…

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Five Questions for Food Waste Feast
by Olivia Synoracki

Co-founders of Mei Mei Dumplings and Food Waste Feast, Mei and Irene are on a mission to pass along their professional knowledge for reducing food waste in the kitchen. Designing dishes that use up everything in the fridge and offering workshops on how to make your dollars go further by cooking smarter, the sister-duo is on the cutting edge of the food waste revolution. 

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The Power of Community Investment
by Laurie O'Reilly

In the heart of Providence’s South Side, work is underway to transform a historic building into a vibrant community food hub. As one of the inaugural investments of CLF’s Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund, it will also showcase the power of social impact investing in supporting healthy, livable neighborhoods.

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Free Legal Help Gives a Boost to Springfield Farming Community

Stretching across the Connecticut River at the southern tip of Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley, the Greater Springfield area boasted a rich agricultural tradition well into the 20th century. Today, the local economy relies more on its academic might and service industries. But over the last two decades, newer arrivals from Africa, Asia, and Latin America have…

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Web of Deceit
by Laurie O'Reilly

Exxon’s decades of deceit and indifference have left local communities and sensitive ecosystems at risk of catastrophe.

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