Protecting New England
PROTECTING NEW ENGLAND
NEW ENGLAND, 2015
We are proud to collaborate with Conservation Law Foundation, New England's leading environmental activist group. For over fifty years, they have fought to protect our land, sea and air. They bring legal expertise to local community activists to make projects like the Boston Harbor and Charles River clean-up possible.
Click play above to watch our most recent piece about them, or scroll down to see some of the previous stories we've told over the past three years.
This story focuses on Cashes Ledge, an underwater mountain 80 miles off the coast of Maine. An off-limits nursery for fish to breed since 2002, a new generation of commercial fishermen are now fighting to open up Cashes Ledge for dredging and other harmful fishing practices.
Working with National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, our team created a short film for the Conservation Law Foundation's campaign to permanently protect Cashes Ledge.
One of CLF's ambitious goals is to make New England completely coal-free by the year 2020. As the birthplace for the Industrial Revolution, New England is home to many coal power plants, many that are even a century old. While many are obsolete, some power plants are still actively harming the surrounding neighborhoods. This story is about CLF's mission to shut down the remaining coal power plants in New England and help our communities make a safe transition to clean energy.