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MAINE

* The proposed LNG facility in Calais, ME opposed by CLF continues to seek funding. On August 10, the company requested to postpone hearings on the facility and was granted an additional month to find another investor.

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* On August 10, CLF Staff Attorney Jane West spoke at a US-PIRG event on sustainable transportation in front of City Hall in Portland, ME.

MASSACHUSETTS

* On July 8, as a result of CLF advocacy, MA Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles issued a decisive, science-based policy directive on biomass energy for the state.

* On June 24, CLF filed a federal suit against Salem Harbor Station coal-fired power plant in Salem, MA for repeatedly violating smokestack emissions Limits.

* CLF's Boston office welcomed Samantha Caravello as Program Assistant for the Ocean Conservation Program and Elizabeth Scott as Individual Giving Manager.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

* On June 13, New Hampshire Advocacy Center Director Tom Irwin's op-ed on nutrient pollution in the Great Bay Estuary was published in the Portsmouth Herald.

RHODE ISLAND

* On August 20, CLF appealed the Public Utility Commission's decision to approve a power purchase agreement between Deepwater Wind and National Grid for a wind project in Block Island Sound on the grounds that the decision was unconstitutional.

* In August, CLF launched its "Trash Talk" campaign with radio station WBRU-FM to educate listeners about the environmental impacts of waste.

* The CLF-led Coalition for Transportation Choices secured legislative support for public transit projects in the Providence area.

VERMONT

* On July 21, CLF filed a supplemental petition again requesting that the EPA take control of regulating water quality in the state. The current program, run by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, has failed to reduce pollution in the state's waterways, including Lake Champlain.

* CLF Clean Water & Healthy Forests Program Director Chris Kilian was invited to participate in a national dialogue hosted by River Network on effective stormwater pollution control and water-oriented low-impact development.

For more news, visit clf.org.

RELATED ARTICLE: YOU SPOKE, WE LISTENED

With four program areas in five states, keeping up with CLF can be a full-time job. We know our members are busy people, so we asked you in May to let us know how you like to stay informed about our work.

More than 200 members responded to our survey. Here's what we learned:

* We're doing a good job! The majority of you rated our communications very good to excellent for educating you about our work and motivating you to actively support the organization.

* Print is still king with our members. More than 80 percent of you said that our print publications are your preferred method of staying informed about CLF. Still, almost half of you also read our e-communications and visit our website.

* You read Conservation Matters. Whether you read it cover to cover or just for your local news, the majority of you reported that you read CM regularly. We will endeavor each quarter to bring you the stories that connect with you. We hope you like the new design and will continue to be loyal readers.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out our survey. We hope you'll continue to let us know haw we're doing. Drop us a line by mail or online at e-info@clf.org. We love to hear from you!

--Karen Wood, Director of Communications
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