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Cape Wind: Statement of the Conservation Law Foundation
by Brian Barth

Today marks a critical milestone for the 130-turbine Cape Wind offshore wind energy project as the project has reached an agreement with electric utility National Grid, in consultation with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

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Environmental and Community Activists Hail Shutdown of Polluting Coal Plant
by Brian Barth

In the face of pressure from environmental, public health and community groups to live up to a longstanding commitment to either clean up or shut down their coal fired power plant in Somerset, MA the NRG Corporation announced that the plant would shut down on January 2, 2010.

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Environmental Advocates Applaud Northeast’s Initiative to Promote Low Carbon Fuels: Urge Swift Action to Launch Regional Program
by Brian Barth

The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), ENE (Environment Northeast), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), PennFuture and the Northeast members of the Environment America Federation joined together today in voicing support for the leadership of eleven northeastern and mid-Atlantic states that are working to adopt a regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

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Massachusetts Releases First in the Nation Ocean Management Plan – Environmentalists Call for Active Public Comment
by Brian Barth

Contact: Priscilla Brooks, CLF Director of Ocean Conservation Program 617.850.1737 Jack Clarke, Mass Audubon, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations 617-962-5187 BOSTON, MA (JULY 1, 2009) – Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles today released a draft comprehensive ocean management plan, the first of its kind in the nation, to guide…

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CLF Welcomes Issuance of California Waiver to Limit Greenhouse Gas Emissions
by Brian Barth

Contact: Tricia K. Jedele, (401) 351-1102; tjedele@clf.org Caitlin Inglehart, (617) 850-1755 PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (June 30, 2009) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today cheered the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to grant a waiver for the California clean car standards that have been adopted by 14 states, including Rhode Island and Vermont. In December of…

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Fishery Management Council Takes Important Step Towards Sustainable Fishery, Falls Short on Critical Issue
by Brian Barth

Contact: Peter Shelley, VP & MA Advocacy Center Director, 617-510-1404 Sean Mahoney, VP & ME Advocacy Center Director, 207-671-0845 Portland, ME (June 25, 2009) – Today the New England Fishery Management Council took a critical step forward towards transforming the current system for managing the groundfish industry.  Known as “Amendment 16,” the Council’s groundfish fishery…

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New Federal Vehicle Emission Standards Mark End of Industry’s Legal Battles Against the States
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Steve Hinchman, (207) 210-6439 shinchman@clf.org Seth Kaplan, (617) 850-1721 skaplan@clf.org Caitlin Inglehart, 617.850.1755, cinglehart@clf.org Boston, MA (MAY 19, 2009) Today, CLF applauded the White House’s announcement that it will not only approve California and 13 other states’ efforts to reduce global warming pollution from cars and light trucks, but also that it will adopt…

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CLF to Host Event Addressing Cape Cod Pollution
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Cynthia Liebman, (617) 850-1744 cliebman@clf.org Caitlin Inglehart, 617.850.1755, cinglehart@clf.org BOSTON, MA (MAY 4, 2009) On Saturday, May 9, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), New England’s leading environmental group, will host an event to draw awareness to the growing and pervasive problem of nitrogen pollution in Cape Cod’s bays. The Cape’s bays and estuaries are…

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CLF Launches “Great Green Getaway” Contest
by Brian Barth

CONTACT: Caitlin Inglehart, 617.850.1755, cinglehart@clf.org BOSTON, MA (APRIL 28, 2009) The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), New England’s leading environmental group, has been an advocate for the region’s most treasured natural areas for over 40 years. Now, about to kick off it’s first-ever Great Green Giveaway Contest, CLF wants to know, “What have you done for…