Volume 15 | June 11, 2019

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Bring Bipartisanship to DC
Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined Mike Allen to share their perspectives on infrastructure (Axios)
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
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. 

Northeast Committee on the Environment Address Congressional Task Force on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

The Commissioners of the Northeast Committee on the Environment address the Congressional PFAS Task Force and the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in letters delivered on Monday, June 10 th urging federal partners to take immediate actions on five specific matters concerning PFAS .

News from the States
 Connecticut

Fact Sheet: Biennial Budget Agreement Stabilizes State Finances, Makes Key Investment s With No Income or Sales Tax Rate Increases

Ma ine

Governor Mills Nominates Former Chair of Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee to Lead Maine PUC

Massachusetts

Study recommends doubling Massachusetts' offshore wind target (Offshore Wind Journal)

New Hampshire
Governor Chris Sununu vetoed HB 365, relative to net energy metering limits for customer generators

New York


Rhode Island
Proposed wind farm clears another hurdle ( Providence Journal)

RI Adds 4,200 Jobs in April —First Positive Job Growth Month in 2019 (Go Local Prov)

Vermont
Governor Phil Scott Announces Action on Bills

Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban (Resource Recycling)
Regional and Federal Updates
 

Four CONEG states rank in the top ten of best states to find jobs with Massachusetts in the number one spot, Vermont #4, New Hampshire #5 and Rhode Island #10 (Wallet Hub)
 
C2ES Pathway to 2050: Scenarios for Decarbonizing the US Economy (C2ES)
 
The US drinking water supply is mostly safe, but that’s not good enough (The Conversation)
Join us at the Global Clean Economy Summit in Boston in September 2019!
 
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Did you know...

The American Society of Civil Engineers grades drinking water infrastructure in America at D-. In the Northeast, nearly $50 billion infrastructure investment is needed to maintain and expand service over the next 20 years.