Firm Activities – Summer 2018

Peter Durning as co-chair of the Boston Bar Association Energy and Environmental Section, and Tom Mackie, as chair of the Environmental Business Council of New England, were honored to introduce the new EPA Regional Administrator, Alexandra Dunn, at a joint BBA/EBC program in February.

In January, Tom mimicked David Frost when he interviewed EOEEA Secretary Matthew Beaton for the second annual update from the Secretary.  Secretary Beaton spoke enthusiastically about the Department of Energy Resources’ impending “tremendous procurement” of renewable hydro and other Class 1 renewable energy and development of 1600 MWs of new off shore wind.

In July, Tom and Gretchen Carey, Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, will Co-Chair an EBC Solid Waste Program on Innovative Solid Waste Management Technologies. Meanwhile Tom continues to Chair a series of EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Stakeholder meetings and participate as a Member of the MassDEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee in preparation for the MassDEP’s upcoming review of the Solid Waste Master Plan.

Peter was on a panel discussing Environmental Due Diligence for a Boston Bar Association CLE program in April.

At its annual meeting, the Charles River Watershed Association gave its Clean Charles Award to Boston Duck Tours and its CEO Cindy Brown.  During the ceremony, CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman (now retired) and Cindy acknowledged John Shea for his political acumen and legal skills during the permitting of the iconic land and water tour.