NELC Attorney Kevin Budris (right), with co-counsel Tom Irwin of Conservation Law Foundation, on the Riverwalk covered bridge in Bethlehem, N.H., announce their intent to sue Casella Waste Systems.

On every case, NELC attorneys work closely with local citizen groups, and they sometimes partner with other environmental litigation teams. For example, on our case against Casella Waste Systems in New Hampshire (see page 1), we’re partnering with Toxics Action Center and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF).

“The Casella landfill in Bethlehem is dumping dangerous pollutants into one of New Hampshire’s treasured and iconic waterways,” said Tom Irwin, director of CLF New Hampshire. The Conserva- tion Law Foundation protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people, working to preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

“I’ve lived in this area for almost 40 years,” said Dean Knapton, a member of Toxics Action Center, a group that helps people tackle environmental health problems in their communities. “It’s about time Casella cleaned up their mess, so my grandkids can enjoy the river like I have without putting their health in danger.”