Volume 01 | September 26, 2017

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The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG/ECP) held their 41st Conference
The NEG/ECP held their 41st conference on August 27-28, in Charlottetown, PEI hosted by Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan and co-chaired by Vermont Governor Phil Scott. The governors and premiers discussed cross-border trade, Canada - U.S. relations, climate change and energy. Vermont will host the next NEG/ECP conference on August 12-14, 2018.

Northeast deploys relief to Hurricane damaged regions
National Guard airmen, multiple aircraft, water rescue teams, electric utilities and American Red Cross volunteers from northeast states deployed to Texas, Florida and the Carribean.

CONEG denounces violence in Charlottesville

CONEG and Northeast Governors released statements following the deadly, hateful acts of violence and bigotry, in Charlottesville, Virginia that killed three people and left 35 injured.

US Climate Alliance
Governor Cuomo announces US Climate Alliance Progress

Governor Cuomo and U.S. Climate Alliance Announce States are on Track to Meet or Exceed Targets of Paris Climate Agreement.
News from the States
Federal Updates
RGGI calls for additional emissions cap decline
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an initiative of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, has announced proposed program changes calling for an additional 30% emissions cap decline by 2030.

Q&A on the recent NEG/ECP Conference
As a follow up to the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Conference in PEI, CONEG is including this Q & A piece. We start off with Julie Moore, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. The photo on the right is from Julie goose-banding with her Fish & Wildlife staff this summer.

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