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Conservation Matters Articles Conservation Matters Summer 2014
A Natural Solution
by Laurie O'Reilly

CLF and our partners are championing a new approach to managing stormwater. Green infrastructure is about trying to design our built environment in a way that restores the ability of the landscape to soak up precipitation and filter out pollutants before the runoff reaches our waterways.

Conservation Matters Articles Conservation Matters Spring 2014
Breaking New Ground
by Laurie O'Reilly

In 2012, CLF started questioning New Jersey–based developer Footprint Power’s proposal to build a natural-gas-fired power plant to replace Salem Harbor Station, the polluting coal-fired plant slated to close in June of 2014. Proponents argued the plant would be cleaner, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CLF challenged those assumptions.

Conservation Matters Articles Conservation Matters Spring 2014
Hitting Its Stride
by Laurie O'Reilly

When news broke in 2013 that Brayton Point, New England’s largest – and reportedly most efficient – coal-fired power plant would close in 2017, CLF heralded the news as a victory in one of its signature battles: the demise of coal in New England.

Conservation Matters Articles Conservation Matters Winter 2014
Coming Clean
by Laurie O'Reilly

The Mystic River Watershed is the most urbanized watershed in Massachusetts – and one of the most polluted. So when a neighborhood group approached CLF in 2010 with concerns about stormwater runoff from a large scrap metal facility, we agreed to take a closer look.

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