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MA Moving to Boost Energy Efficiency: CLF Encouraging Solutions to Benefit to the Environment and Consumers
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (October 23, 2007) – Today, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities launches a series of hearings to explore how electric utility ratemaking can be reformed to encourage increased investments in energy efficiency. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and several environmental groups are testifying in support…

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CLF Statement on Today’s Cape Cod Commission Cape Wind Vote
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (October 18, 2007) – The Cape Cod Commission today voted on procedural grounds to deny the proposed offshore Cape Wind project a permit for an electrical line in state waters and lands. The region’s leading environmental advocacy organization, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), called the…

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Settlement Will Provide Habitat Protection for Endangered Atlantic Salmon in Maine
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Portland, ME (October 4, 2007) – A federal judge approved a settlement agreement October 3 that will require federal wildlife agencies to protect critical habitat for the endangered Gulf of Maine population of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The agreement, resulting from a lawsuit filed by the…

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Jo Anne Shatkin Joins CLF Ventures as Managing Director Brings Risk Assessment Skills to CLF’s Non-Profit Consulting Arm
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (October 2, 2007) – Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., has joined CLF Ventures as its Managing Director. CLF Ventures, the non-profit environmental consulting affiliate of New England’s leading environmental group, the Conservation Law Foundation, works with corporate, government and nonprofit clients to implement projects that have…

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MA Senate Approves Nation’s First Comprehensive Ocean Management Bill: Commonwealth Poised to Lead the U.S. in Ocean Zoning and Governance
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (September 27, 2007) The Massachusetts Senate today overwhelmingly approved a landmark, first in-the-nation bill to create a comprehensive management plan for the state’s ocean waters. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration. The Massachusetts Ocean Act (S. 2281), which aims to…

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Transportation Investment Coalition Responds To Today’s Commission Report On Funding Options
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications, (617)850-1722 BOSTON, MA (September 17, 2007) – The Transportation Investment Coalition, a diverse, statewide group of over 20 business, environmental, labor, public interest and planning organizations, today responded to the Transportation Finance Commission’s soon-to-be-released funding report by saying that revenue and non-revenue options must remain on the table…

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Judge Rules VT Can Enact Stricter Auto Under Clean Air Act: CLF Applauds Decision as Victory for Efforts to Curb Global Warming
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Burlington, VT (September 12, 2007) In a victory for states’ efforts to curb global warming, a Vermont federal judge today rejected a lawsuit by carmakers seeking to block the State of Vermont’s adoption of strict, new auto emissions standards to cut global warming pollution from cars and…

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Region’s Energy Future Depends On Efficiency And Cutting Carbon Emissions Report Says
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant, CLF Communications Director (617)850-1755 Boston, MA (August 9, 2007) A new report released today by clean energy advocates paints a brighter future for New England’s energy future than previously stated by ISO-New England, the organization responsible for managing the region’s electricity grid. The report cautions that the “business as usual approach…no longer…

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State Backing Off On Green Line Extension Promise…Again Long Awaited Legal Commitment Pushed Back for a Third Time
by Brian Barth

Contact: Colin Durrant CLF Director of Communications (617)850-1722 Boston, MA (August 8, 2007) For the third time in as many years, the state’s transportation agency has announced plans to push back the deadline for the long-awaited Green Line extension through Somerville to Medford. The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), the legal advocacy group that negotiated the…