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TCI Releases Draft MOU

TCI Releases Draft MOU

The Transportation Climate Initiative has released its long awaited draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week. After a year of workshops, webinars, and conference calls with over 500 stakeholders involved; the participating 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states have developed a comprehensive plan that is open for public input through February 28th. With the adoption of […]

Update from the 2019 Conference of NEG/ECP

Update from the 2019 Conference of NEG/ECP

After the cancellation of the 2019 New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference, set to be held in St. John, New Brunswick, senior officials put forward a final statement encapsulating the drafted resolutions and a Transportation and Air Quality Report for approval by the governors and premiers. The omnibus statement recognizes the dedicated work […]

Buzzword of 2019-PFAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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