Happy Blue Year! With all the great progress we are making CLF is expecting 2010 to be one of the best years for America’s oceans and coasts yet. Earlier this week we declared a pretty major victory in Massachusetts with the completion of the much anticipated Mass Ocean Plan. Not to be outdone, President Obama’s hardworking Ocean Policy Task Force is driving towards the…
Yesterday the Commonwealth of Massachusetts released the final management for all of the state’s ocean waters. Despite centuries of land use planning experience in the US, this is the first time in history that a state has developed such a comprehensive approach to planning uses of the ocean. This is a true victory for our oceans…
Environmental Advocates Applaud Release of Comprehensive Ocean Management Plan for Massachusetts, First in Nation: Plan Provides Much-Needed Protection for Vulnerable Marine Wildlife and Habitat
Environmental advocates applauded today’s release of the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan as a giant step toward achieving enduring stewardship of the state’s ocean waters.
Determined journalist from Renewable Energy World takes the time in a long form NPR/radio style podcast to dig into this important topic. If you are deeply ideologically committed to either “cap and trade” or to a carbon tax you should not listen to the last 5 or 10 minutes – or maybe you should .…
Former NY Times Reporter Andrew Revkin – now Senior Fellow at the Pace University Center for Applied Environmental Studies while still writing and moderating the NY Times Dot Earth blog – provides a good overview of how the media has fundamentally under reported the climate story drawing upon this cool diagram. This is the challenge…
Environmental Organizations See Progress Toward Cleaner Fuel Future in New Agreement Signed by Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States
Today eleven Northeast and mid-Atlantic states took another step toward reducing the region’s dangerous dependence on oil and fostering the growth of clean fuel alternatives when their governors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a mandatory, multi-state Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
A proposal to open up Vermont’s state lands to all-terrain vehicles suffered a significant setback today when a state legislative committee that reviews new rules voted 7-0 to reject the plan.
Conservation Law Foundation’s Statement on Release of Interim Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
In response to today’s release of the Obama Administration’s Interim Framework for Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) expressed initial support for the draft plan. CLF Ocean Campaign Director Sean Cosgrove stated
Conservation Law Foundation Applauds Strong Public Health and Environmental Safeguards in New Massachusetts Plan for Solid Waste Management
Conservation Law Foundation hailed an announcement today by the Patrick Administration that maintains the incinerator moratorium established in 1990, suspends projects that propose to combust construction and demolition debris pending full environmental review
In response to the filing today with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of a signed long-term contract for wind energy, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), today issued the following statement.