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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 […]

Northeast State Budget Activity

Northeast State Budget Activity

July 17, 2019

In the Northeast states, most fiscal years ended on June 30 with the exception of New York, which ended on March 31. Three of the CONEG states operate with a biennial budget – Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire. Those three state legislatures all passed their budgets, but only Governor Mills and Governor Lamont have signed their […]

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down For Good

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down For Good

June 7, 2019

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors On May 31, 2019, the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, Massachusetts, shut down for good. After providing New England with energy for nearly a half century, not one more watt of the 680 megawatts capable of production there will be generated. It’s important to note […]

Québec Premier Asserts Energy Relationship with Northeast US

Québec Premier Asserts Energy Relationship with Northeast US

June 6, 2019

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors On May 22, 2019, I attended an event with the Premier of Quebec, François Legault. Hosted by the Canadian American Business Council, this was part of Premier Legault’s first official mission to Washington, DC. Focusing his remarks on the economic overview of Québec and its historical […]

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 […]

Offshore Wind Policy at Global Energy Solutions Summit

Offshore Wind Policy at Global Energy Solutions Summit

April 2, 2019

By Jay Lucey, Executive Director Coalition of Northeastern Governors On March 28, 2019, the National Governors Association (NGA), and the embassies of Australia, Canada, and Denmark, hosted a policy solutions conference. Day one of the conference was centered on offshore wind and energy storage policy. The Northeast US was well represented by leaders in both […]

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