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Massachusetts Bar Association Forms Lawyers Eco-Challenge Task Force: Conservation Law Foundation Becomes Eco-Challenge Partner
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (November 8, 2007) – Massachusetts Bar Association President David W. White Jr. today announces the formation of the Energy and Environment Task Force, a dozen lawyers from across the state who will oversee the MBA Lawyers Eco-Challenge. Among the task force members is Susan Reid,…

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CLF Statement on the Massachusetts Energy Bill
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (November 8, 2007) – Massachusetts legislative leaders today released a far-reaching energy bill that includes increased investments in energy efficiency measures, new programs to curb costly energy waste in homes, buildings and transportation, and commitments to support renewable energy. The legislation builds upon the “Green…

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Environmental and Grassroots Groups React to Wiscasset Vote Organizations Promise to Keep Working Against Coal Plant Proposal
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Wiscasset, ME (November 6, 2007) – The defeat of a height ordinance change in Wiscasset will prevent plans to build a coal gasification plant and diesel fuel refinery in Wiscasset. Environmental organizations and a local grassroots group applauded the decision by Wiscasset voters and called for a…

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“GO BIG Little Rhody” Campaign Launches to Cut Global Warming Pollution 80 Percent by 2050: Elected Officials Join Residents, Environmental Groups at Zoo to Rally for Quick Action
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Providence, RI (November 4, 2007) – Residents rallied with major state elected officials and environmental groups at the Roger Williams Park Zoo today to launch the GO BIG little rhody campaign to slash global warming pollution in the Ocean State 80 percent by 2050. “I am excited…

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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…