In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews, Rafael Mares, is a senior attorney working on transportation and environmental justice issues for the Conservation Law Foundation, which is based in Boston. They talk about getting the Bay State’s public-transit system back on track. This episode aired originally on August 2, 2015.
Since 1966 – almost half a century – CLF has used the law, science, policymaking, and the business market to find pragmatic, innovative solutions to New England’s toughest environmental problems.
Whether that means cleaning up Boston Harbor, protecting ocean fisheries to ensure continued supply, stopping unnecessary highway construction in scenic areas, or expanding access to public transportation, CLF is driven to make all of New England a better place to live, work, and play.
What’s more, CLF has the toughness to hold polluters accountable, and the tenacity to see complex challenges through to their conclusion.
CLF is also nimble enough to adjust course as conditions change to achieve the best outcomes.
Rafael Mares joined CLF in 2009. For 10 years beforehand, he served as a clinical instructor and lecturer on law at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where he founded the Healthy Homes and Environmental Justice Project.
Before and during law school, Rafael worked on environmental justice issues in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Boston.