October 16, 2019
Several of the CONEG Governors have been busy and leading at the International level. Just last week, Maine Governor Janet Mills addressed the Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland and pledged Maine’s support to work with Arctic Nations to combat climate change, strengthen trade relationships, and exchange cutting-edge research to diversify and expand Maine’s economy. Read the speech here.
Also last week, Governor Phil Scott along with Vermont and Québec leadership met at the Canadian border to celebrate the official opening of the East Richford-Sutton International Bridge after completion of a joint Vermont-Quebec project to rehabilitate the historic truss bridge.
“Vermont’s relationship with Canada is so important, and strengthening it is a focus of my administration,” said Governor Scott.” Read more here.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, on October 9, directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to file a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for its mismanagement of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities. “The facts of the matter are plain: The IJC’s function is to manage the Lake Ontario water levels, and they failed – period. They have been wholly unresponsive and have taken no action to make the situation better,” Governor Cuomo said. Read more here.
On September 22, Governor Ned Lamont, along with Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal and other state and local dignitaries welcomed a visit from Polish President Andrzej Duda to New Britain where he was greeted by thousands of locals. Read more here.