By Lana Bluege Regional Program Coordinator The Northeast Committee on the Environment held their quarterly meeting March 26 at the Region 1 EPA Lab in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Here, commissioners from New England toured the facility, connected with EPA staff on important scientific research, and discussed regional steps to address the prevalence of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl […]
By Lana Bluege Regional Program Coordinator Governor Mills of Maine has officially come out in favor of Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed 1 billion dollar corridor project, known as the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), bringing hydro power from Quebec through Lewiston, Maine ending in Massachusetts. This 145 mile transmission line will deliver up […]
By: Lana Bluege In the energy and environmental field, consequential outcomes lurk around every report and every new study determining the fate of the planet. States are prioritizing areas where change needs to occur in order to reduce the effects of climate change and the continued damage to the earth. New England in particular has […]
By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator Coalition of Northeastern Governors On October 24th the New England environmental commissioners and invited guests met in Portsmouth, NH at the Pease Field Office to discuss regional efforts on various environmental topics and best practices. Due to the history of the Pease Tradeport, it was only natural to discuss […]
With the hype of the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) Conference winding down, it is easy to forget about our regional work until the following year rolls around and a new set of goals are created. But what happens after the conference and how are resolutions and reports implemented?
By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator Coalition of Northeastern Governors The Ecological Connectivity Working Group formed from Resolution 40-3 concerning ecological connectivity, adaptation to climate change and biodiversity conservation, came together for a second face to face meeting on June 4th-5th in Essex Junction, Vermont. Here, representatives from Eastern Canada and New England reviewed their […]
By Lana Bluege, Regional Program Coordinator Coalition of Northeastern Governors Trade in North America has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds and the prime topic of heated discussions over the past year with negotiations of NAFTA still underway. I had the opportunity to attend The New England-Canada Business Council’s armchair discussion on Expanding New […]