“The Trump administration is endangering the health of the American people,” said Greg Cunningham, Vice President and Director of CLF’s Clean Energy and Climate Change program. “This rollback will hand a lifeline to old, polluting power plants that still haunt our communities, spreading respiratory and other illnesses among our children and families. The EPA replacement plan violates the Clean Air Act and totally disregards good science and sound economic principles.”
“How much more proof do we need that this plant is unnecessary?” said Jerry Elmer, Senior Attorney at CLF. “Invenergy’s fracked gas and fossil fuel plant would generate dangerous greenhouse gas emissions at a time when Rhode Island should be focusing on clean, renewable energy. Today’s decision makes it clear: Invenergy needs to admit defeat and stop forcing this unwanted plant on Rhode Islanders.”
A version of this blog was published on September 12. New Englanders can no longer take the safety of our drinking water for granted. The widespread contamination of drinking water supplies in New England and the United States with toxic chemicals has grabbed our attention and forced the question: just how safe is our drinking water?…
There is still time to stop irreversible climate change if we act now. But we have to act fast or else the consequences will be dire and inescapable. That, in a nutshell, is what more than 90 of the top climate scientists from 40 countries around the world announced recently in a special report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC).
Vermonters are concerned about the health of Lake Champlain. Whether you’ve got five minutes, an hour, or more, you can get involved in clean water advocacy to help the lake.
Residents are working with the Conservation Law Foundation to sue the state over the problem. That lawsuit is due out in the coming days. CLF attorney Tom Irwin and others argue the federal Clean Water Act requires the state to reduce current pollution from the hatchery up to the limits of current technology, and to…
“Parents shouldn’t have to worry about their kids being poisoned by drinking fountains in their school,” said Alyssa Rayman-Read, Vice President and Director of CLF Massachusetts. “In the absence of action from the state legislature, school districts must test for lead and make parents and officials aware of the results. The health of our children must come first.”
Boston has no time left to waste in addressing the threat of climate change. Last winter, we experienced massive flooding in the Seaport not once but twice, and we know that more dangerous storms and rising tides are in our future. That’s why Conservation Law Foundation is applauding a plan by Mayor Marty Walsh to…
Schools and childcare centers – places where children spend so much time – can have unsafe levels of lead in their water, putting our kids’ health at risk. To ensure safe water, it’s time for parents and teachers to demand that schools test their water for lead and take measures necessary to protect the health of schoolchildren.
Joan Valk, a Family Support Specialist at Child Family Services in New Hampshire, sees the terrible impact of lead poisoning on children and families every day.