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On Earth Day, Two Major Boston Law Firms Join the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge Brown Rudnick and Greenberg Traurig Join 50 Pledge Partner
by Brian Barth

In celebration of Earth Day, Brown, Rudnick, Berlack, Israels LLP and Greenberg Traurig LLP today joined the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Eco-Challenge, an initiative offered in collaboration with the Conservation Law Foundation that boasts more than 50 participants in law firms and organizations from Boston to the Berkshires.

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ME Governor Signs New Law Limiting CO2 Pollution: 3 year Moratorium on New Coal Gasification Plants Will Lead to CO2 Limits
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (April 14, 2008) – Maine Gov. John Baldacci tomorrow will ceremonially sign into law a bill that paves the way for adoption of the nation’s first limits on carbon dioxide emissions from coal gasification power plants and refineries. The new law also imposes a three-year…

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RI Bill Aims to Cut Global Warming Pollution 8% by 2050: Landmark Legislation to Receive Hearing April 1
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Providence, RI (March 31, 2008) – A landmark global warming bill that seeks to dramatically cut global warming pollution in Rhode Island will receive a key legislative hearing Tuesday April 1. The Rhode Island Global Warming Solutions Act (H. 7884) seeks to cut major greenhouse gas pollutants,…

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CLF Statement on Transportation Reforms
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (March 27, 2008) – Conservation Law Foundation President Philip Warburg released the following statement in response to today’s transportation reforms announcement by Senate President Murray, Governor Patrick, and House Speaker DiMasi. On today’s announcement: “Our state’s roads, bridges and public transportation agencies are facing a…

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Environmental and Clean Energy Advocates Urge Movement on Cape Wind at Final Hearing
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (March 13, 2008) – At the final public hearing on Cape Wind tonight at UMASS Boston, environmentalists, unions and clean energy advocates will once again point to climate change as the key reason for moving the 130 wind turbine clean energy project forward. “Since the…

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CLF Seeks Restrictions on Long Creek Stormwater Pollution: Runoff From Existing Urban Development Threatening Water Quality
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Brunswick, ME (March 10, 2008) – A Maine environmental law group today asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to start regulating urban stormwater discharges that are polluting Long Creek in South Portland, Maine. Long Creek is a tributary of the Fore River which flows into Casco Bay,…

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MA Senate Passes Landmark Global Warming Bill: Sets Mandatory Emissions Reductions
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (March 7, 2008) – The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed a landmark global warming bill that sets the stage for the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are necessary to combat climate change. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), a leading New England…

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Critical Next Steps for Cape Wind: CLF Releases Media Backgrounder on March 10-13 DEIS Hearings and Appeal of Cape Cod Commission Vote
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (March 6, 2008) – The Cape Wind clean energy project will reach a key milestone in its ongoing approval process next week when a series of statewide hearings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement are held on March 10-13. At the same time, an appeal…

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CLF Statement on RI Senate’s Renewable Energy Legislative Package
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (March 6, 2008) – The Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island Advocacy Center (CLF) gave its strong support today to a set of bills introduced into the Rhode Island Senate focused on renewable energy. “This package of bills addresses the climate change emergency in a serious…

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New Blue Line Cars and Important Milestone for Big Dig Transit Commitments
by Brian Barth

  Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (February 20, 2008) – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority today unveils the first of 94 new cars that will be added to the Blue Line over the next 18 months. The Conservation Law Foundation, the New England environmental group whose Big Dig settlement with…