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New England Fisheries Managers Set to Unveil Groundfish Stock Assessment: New Data Must Spur Action to End Overfishing, Allow for Recovery CLF Says
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (August 4, 2008) – New England fisheries managers this week will unveil updated population numbers for key commercial groundfish species, setting the stage for the future of fisheries management in the region. The comprehensive, scientific peer-reviewed assessment of 19 groundfish stocks – including cod, haddock,…

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“Dam Cam” to Capture Removal of NH’s Merrimack Village Dam
by Brian Barth

(Authored by the Staff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 August 4, 2008 – For more than 270 years, the Merrimack Village Dam helped power saw mills, gristmills, a shoe factory and provided water for a chemical factory. No longer powering industry and scheduled for demolition,…

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A Climate Call To Action For New England CLF Focuses on 5 Steps in 5 Years the Northeastern States Must Take to Confront the Climate Crisis
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 BOSTON, MA (July 28, 2008) Systematic and immediate changes to New England’s energy programs and transportation infrastructure are needed to meet the climate change crisis, according to a call to action released today by the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), New England’s leading environmental group. CLF lays out…

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Dominion Skates on Thin Ice: Reveals Little About Plans to Reduce Pollution, Residents and Environmental Groups Cast Doubt on Future of Plant
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (July 25, 2008) – At a stakeholder meeting on Thursday the owner of the Salem Harbor coal power plant, Dominion, failed to present a specific plan for doing even the bare minimum to meet pollution limitations required by Massachusetts’ so-called “Filthy Five” regulations by 2011.…

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Regional Global Warming Pollution Auction Process Kicks Off for Sept. Launch: CLF Hails Critical Step in New England’s Leadership on Global Warming
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (July 24, 2008) – The countdown toward the September launch of a historic auction of carbon dioxide emissions among New England states kicked off today. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a global warming agreement by 10 northeast and mid-Atlantic states to cut power plant…

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MA Department of Public Utilities Calls for Critical Transition to Energy-Efficient System
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (July 17, 2008) – State regulators put Massachusetts on a groundbreaking path to energy efficiency yesterday, issuing a new “decoupling” order that will promote efficiency and reduction of energy use in the Commonwealth. The Department of Public Utilities’ (DPU) order will be an important driver…

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CLF Calls for Cleanup of Industrial Farm Pollution: New Report Says Lack of Required Federal Permits Leaves Farmers, Waterways Vulnerable
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Montpelier, VT (June 30, 2008) – In a new report detailing the state’s failure to control industrial farm pollution, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today called for the immediate implementation of federal permits for water pollution from Vermont’s industrial farms. The federal Clean Water Act requires pollution…

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Coalition Praises General Assembly for Approving Legislation to Use More Renewable Energy in Ocean State: Groups Urge General Assembly to Make Commitment to Renewable Energy This Year and Override Gov. Carcieri Veto
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 To read CLF’s summary of our response to Gov. Carcieri’s veto, click here . Providence, RI (June 27, 2008) – Just days after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to approve new legislation to encourage the development of more wind, solar and renewable energy for Rhode Island, Gov.…

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Residents Vow to Continue Fight Against Somerset Coal Gasification Plans
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617.850.1722 Boston, MA (June 13, 2008) – A group of twelve Somerset area citizens vowed to continue their legal battle against the planned Somerset coal gasification project after a state environmental judge dismissed their appeal of the state’s approval for the project. The judge also granted a request…

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Campaign for Our Transportation Future
by Brian Barth

Contact Colin Durrant, CLF Director of Communications 617-850-1722 Boston, MA (June 23, 2008) – Organizations representing more than a million residents and businesses joined together today to release a new report that details the cost of neglecting the road, bridge and transit needs in the Commonwealth and launch a campaign – Our Transportation Future –…