Lana Bluege

Buzzword of 2019-PFAS

November 20, 2019

By Lana Bluege Regional Program Coordinator If there was a buzzword in the environmental community to encapsulate 2019- it would be PFAS also known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. This class of over 4,700 synthetic organic chemicals have been used irresponsibly by large corporations in several consumer products, including upholstery and food wrapping, and within […]

REV2019 Conference Summary

REV2019 Conference Summary

October 16, 2019

The Rev2019 Conference took place last week in Burlington, Vermont just as the foliage reached its peak coloring. The transformation of the region’s landscape paralleled the theme of the conference which focused on the energy transformation of the region and more specifically Vermont’s role in this shift. The two day conference covered several topics on […]

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

July 29, 2019

On July 17th all seven states were present for the Northeast Committee on Environment (NECOE) quarterly meeting held at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection headquarters in Hartford. Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine […]

Ecological Connectivity Working Group Meets to Discuss Goals for Final Report

Ecological Connectivity Working Group Meets to Discuss Goals for Final Report

May 2, 2019

Resolution 40-3 Concerning Ecological Connectivity, Adaptation to Climate Change, and Biodiversity Conservation continues to provide leverage for states and provinces to produce essential projects and forums in order to educate the region on the significance of connectivity. Nova Scotia held its first Canadian Maritimes Ecological Connectivity Forum in Halifax on April 24th-25th, bringing together experts […]

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

April 2, 2019

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 […]

Governor Mills supports New England Clean Energy Connect

Governor Mills supports New England Clean Energy Connect

February 26, 2019

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 […]

New England environmental commissioners and invited guests to discuss regional efforts on various environmental topics and best practices

Northeast Committee on the Environment Meeting

October 30, 2018

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 […]

NEG/ECP Ecological Connectivity Working Group meet to discuss policy

The NEG/ECP Ecological Connectivity Group Sows Seeds for Future Collaboration

September 20, 2018

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?

Ecological Connectivity

Ecological Connectivity

June 18, 2018

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 […]

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