“CLF brings muscle to environmental protection in Rhode Island.
We work toward collaborative solutions to environmental problems
and also take legal action when the voice of environmental protection
must be heard,” CLF-Rhode Island Director Cynthia Giles says.
Conservation Law Foundation is New England’s leading environmental
advocacy organization. Since 1966, CLF has worked to protect New
England’s people, natural resources and communities.
CLF's long history of successful advocacy
in Rhode Island helps us remain a powerful advocate for Rhode Island’s
environment and communities.
1980s: Initiated clean up of Narragansett
Bay, Mt. Hope Bay and Buzzard's Bay by requiring cities and towns
to comply with the Clean Water Act.
1986: Blocked a proposed development on Black
Point in Narragansett.
1989: Defeated a proposal to build the Big
River Reservoir that would have flooded wetlands and ruined wildlife
1991: Helped ensure passage of tough childhood
lead poisoning laws.
1992: Protected Narragansett Bay by filing
suit to stop sewage pollution in Fall River.
1993: Prevented the construction of
a highly polluting coal-fired power plant in East Providence.
1996–2000: Defeated deeply
flawed proposal to build massive cargo port at Quonset Point.
1999–2006: Won a tough water pollution
permit for Brayton Point power plant that protects Mt. Hope Bay
from pollution and destruction of marine life.
2005: Helped ensure adoption of tough
new rules to prevent global warming pollution from cars sold in
2005: Successfully pushed Coastal Resources
Management Council to reverse its approval of construction in Narragansett
2005: Induced the Department of Environmental Management to issue
new controls on polluted stormwater runoff from commercial and industrial
There is lots more work to do to protect Rhode Island
and all that makes it special. CLF needs your help to fight the environmental
challenges that continue to face us.
Please visit www.clf.org
or call (617) 350-0990.
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