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Proposed Invenergy Power Plant Dealt Major Setback

“Today’s filing is proof positive of what CLF has argued from day one: Invenergy’s plant is simply not needed,” said Jerry Elmer, Senior Attorney at CLF. “The fracked gas and diesel oil plant would create climate-damaging greenhouse gas pollution at a time when we should be putting all of our efforts into advancing clean energy. It’s time for Invenergy to admit defeat and withdraw its permit application.”

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Hurricane María: My Story
by Rohemir Ramirez

After surviving the unprecedented destruction Hurricane María brought to Puerto Rico, CLF staff attorney Rohemir Ramirez asks if New England is ready for the record-breaking weather climate change will bring.

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CLF Continues Fight Against Unfair Maine Solar Rules

“The rules put forth by the LePage administration are a giant step backward for solar power,” said Sean Mahoney, Executive Vice President and Director of CLF Maine. “Mainers overwhelmingly support solar and other renewable energy sources. These policies disincentivize homeowners from making the necessary investments at a time when it is more important than ever for the state encourage development in Maine’s fast-growing clean energy sector.”

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Student Art Competition to Focus on Ocean Health and Protection of Right Whales

“The goal of this challenge is to inspire a new generation of ocean advocates,” said Dr. Priscilla Brooks, Director of Ocean Conservation at CLF. “North Atlantic right whales are in crisis and could become extinct in our lifetime without immediate action. This iconic species contributes to the health of the ocean ecosystem, benefiting all of the communities surrounding the Gulf of Maine. We hope the contest will transform our youngest residents into lifelong activists who fight for healthy oceans and right whale protections.”

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Why Energy Efficiency Is So Powerful
by Bethany Kwoka

We all know about clean, local energy like solar and wind. But there’s another form of clean energy: energy efficiency. Because the cleanest, cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use at all.

News Clips Avory Brookins, Rhode Island Public Radio
Head Of NE Environmental Advocacy Group Talks Progress Reducing Carbon Emissions

“We’re seeing a high degree of investment in the technologies that are going to allow us to decarbonize our energy system in a way that’s efficient and that creates jobs and helps grow the economy,” said Brad Campbell, president of Conservation Law Foundation.

News Clips Elizabeth Gribkoff, VT Digger
Advocates push for lead and PFAS testing in schools

“Because this is one of Vermont’s vulnerable populations, we need to prioritize safe drinking water in schools,” Jen Duggan, director of Conservation Law Foundation Vermont, said in an interview Thursday.

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Five Ways Cities and Towns Can Slash Trash and Fight Climate Change
by Kirstie Pecci

The Global Climate Action Summit is underway in San Francisco, California. Leaders from across the country – including CLF’s President, Bradley Campbell – and the globe have gathered to exchange ideas about how we can address the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. The Summit is also challenging cities and towns around the…

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Federal Farm Bill Could Harm New Englanders
by Sara Dewey

Our elected officials in Washington, D.C., are currently making big decisions about the future of farm and food policy in our country – and it matters for all of us. We need you to speak up for the Farm Bill to ensure that it helps, rather than harms, New England’s farmers.

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