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January – August 2015

Jan
27
Tue
EBC & NECA Young Professionals Networking Event: Discussion on Environmental Impacts of Everett Casino Project @ Boston Beer Works
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Everett Casino is the topic of many conversations in the environmental community. The cleanup includes the remediation of former Monsanto Chemical Company, located on the Mystic River in Everett, MA. Out of the $1.75 Billion dollar casino project, a large chunk will be dedicated for the remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater, caused by years of out of date compliance/permits and leakage of chemicals from the plant. This project is scheduled to take three to four months to complete and has a rough contract value of $30 million dollars. Project managers for Wynn casinos mentioned that they plan on mitigating the contamination to a higher standard. For more on this project’s pollution clean-up see here:  http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2014/10/wynn_resorts_discussing_pollut.html

There are many opinions regarding the Everett Casino.  This project will not only impact the environmental industry, but raises significant questions for the energy industry as well. Natural gas prices have declined nationwide, but are now increasing in New England due to inadequate supply, which is simultaneously causing electricity prices to rise. Meanwhile, the price of oil has dropped dramatically this year, creating an incentive for both homes and generators that switched to natural gas to switch back to oil. Wynn has proposed using some “renewable sources” and has enumerated several  energy efficiency measures the casino will use in his Draft EIR. Available at: http://www.env.state.ma.us/mepa/mepacerts/2014/sc/eir/15060deir.pdf

At this YEP/NECA networking event, we plan on discussing four core questions pertaining to the environmental and energy impacts of the project:

  • What will be the environmental impacts to local residents caused from this project?
  • How would you advise Mr. Wynn to heat and power his casino?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages to adding a supplemental renewable source on the casino site?
  • What will be some of the transportation, social, environmental, civil engineering, acoustical and financial impacts?

Program Chair

  • Mike Shea, Environmental & Engineering Director, Resource Options, Inc.

Co-hosted by:

NECA: Northeast Energy and Commerce Association 

 Program Details

Registration and Networking: 6:00 p.m.- 6:45 p.m.
Discussion: 6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Registration Fees
EBC / NECA Member: $10
Non-Member: $15

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 26 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.

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Mar
11
Wed
EBC Evening Program with New EOEEA Secretary Matthew Beaton @ Wilmer Hale LLP
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This EBC evening program will feature Matthew Beaton, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  His keynote presentation will focus on state programs, priorities, and implementation strategies that reflect those issues that are important to the strategic environmental and energy goals of the new Baker administration.Beaton Matthew

Keynote Speaker

  • Matthew Beaton, Secretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Response Panel

Following the presentation by DEP Commissioner Suuberg, a panel of EBC Board Members will discuss issues of concern with the Commissioner. Leo Pierre Roy, EBC Executive Committee Member and Managing Director of the Environmental and Energy Services Group at VHB, Inc., will moderate the panel.

Panelists to be announced.

Program Details

Registration, Networking, Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres: 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Program: 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fees
EBC Member: $50
Non-Member: $80
Government/Non-Profit: $25

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on March 9 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.

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Subsidized Registration

Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door. Only 5 registrations available at each rate.

Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.

Job-Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

May
27
Wed
EBC Evening Program with Colonel Barron, New England District Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers @ Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsor

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Silver and Bronze Sponsors

Battelle                         Beals and Thomas Anniversary

 

This EBC evening program will feature Colonel Barron, New England District Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  His keynote presentation will focus on New England programs, priorities, and implementation strategies that reflect his new tenure as District Commander.

Additionally, Bill Hubbard, recently retired Chief of the Environmental Resources Branch, New England District, U.S. ACE, will receive an award for his service to the environment of New England. The award will be presented by Leo Pierre Roy, EBC Executive Committee Member and Managing Director of the Environmental and Energy Services Group at VHB, Inc.

Keynote Speaker

  • Colonel Barron, Commander, New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Response Panel

Following the presentation by Colonel Barron, a panel of EBC Board Members will discuss issues of concern with the Commissioner. Curt Thalken, Senior Vice President at Normandeau Associates, Inc., will moderate the panel.

Panelists to be announced.

Program Details

Registration, Networking, Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres: 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Program: 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration Fees
EBC Member: $50
Non-Member: $80
Government/Non-Profit: $25

Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 25 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.

Registration will open soon.

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Subsidized Registration

Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door. Only 5 registrations available at each rate.

Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.

Job-Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Aug
19
Wed
EBC 21st Annual Summer Garden Party @ Exchange Conference Center
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Boston at NightThe EBC is pleased to invite you to attend the 20th Annual Summer Garden Party!

Invite your clients and colleagues to join you on a beautiful summer evening. This will be a great event for socializing and networking in a wonderful atmosphere overlooking the Boston Harbor waterfront. There will be light appetizers and a cash bar.

EBC is collecting school supplies:
EBC is collecting school supplies (pencils, pens, highlighters, pencil cases, pencil sharpeners, erasers, folders, notebooks, lined paper, graphing paper, index cards, calculators) to be donated to local schools and after-school programs. Please consider bringing any of the above items to the event.

Event Details

Networking and Hors d’Oeuvres: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Registration information to be posted.

Parking: A limited number of parking spaces are available complimentary, first-come, first-served, after 5:00 p.m. at the Exchange Conference Center.  A Massport police officer will direct cars to the parking area near the Conference Center.