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EBC Congratulates Gretchen Carey on her Appointment to President of MassRecycle

Posted July 18, 2018 by

Congratulations to Gretchen Carey on her recent appointment to President of the Board of Directors at MassRecycle. MassRecycle is a 501c3 statewide recycling organization dedicated to waste reduction and recycling.

Gretchen serves as the Massachusetts Recycling and Organics Coordinator for Republic Services, and is a member of the EBC Solid Waste Management Committee Leadership Team.

Gretchen Carey, Recycling & Organics Coordinator, LEED Green Associate
Republic Services
320A Charger Street, Revere, MA 02151
781.560.1412  //  GCarey@RepublicServices.com


New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience – NEWIEE’s Fourth Annual Women Shaping the Agenda Panel

Posted July 3, 2018 by

Boston, MA (June 27, 2018): New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) is pleased to announce its fourth annual program in the “Women Shaping the Agenda” series titled “New England’s Climate Readiness: Diverse Voices on Adaptation and Resilience.”  This event will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the UMASS Lowell Inn and Conference Center.

“You are invited to join our conversation!” said Mary Ellen Paravalos, NEWIEE President. “NEWIEE’s Women Shaping the Agenda panel series provides a forum for the discussion of topics that intersect energy and environmental sectors.  We are thrilled to have MA Assistant Secretary of Climate Change Katie Theoharides as our Keynote speaker this year!”


Keynote Speaker, Katie Theoharides, Assistant Secretary of Climate Change, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

The panel discussion will be Moderated by Penni McLean-Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group, Eversource Energy (2016 NEWIEE Achievement Awardee)

Panelists include:

  • Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston
  • Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, President, Environmental League of Massachusetts
  • Katherine Kemen, Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness, Partners HeathCare Sytem
  • Ellen Miller, Vice President, Projects, AVANGRID Networks

Please join us at 5:00 PM for a welcome reception with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. The speakers and discussion will kick-off at 6:00 PM and will be followed by more networking until 8:30 PM.

Tickets are $35 members / $55 non-members.  Ticket on Sale Now!

Interested in sponsoring? See our sponsor brochure Questions? Contact Rebecca at contact.newiee@gmail.com.


Founded in Boston in 2008 by a group of eminently accomplished women in the sector, NEWIEE harnesses the passion, intelligence and leadership experience of New England women to promote and encourage public interest in the areas of energy and the environment. Comprised of members across the public and private divisions, as well as various age groups, NEWIEE is also a stimulating forum for networking, sharing of expertise, information and mentoring.


Laura Wildman Added to Dam Management Committee Leadership Team

Posted June 26, 2018 by

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Laura Wildman of Princeton Hydro, LLC will be joining the EBC Dam Management Committee Leadership Team. Recently joining the EBC as a Member (Princeton Hydro), Laura looks forward to contributing her industry knowledge to the Dam Management Committee as a member of the Leadership Team.

Laura Wildman, P.E., Director, New England Regional Office
Princeton Hydro, LLC
931 Main Street, Suite 2, South Glastonbury, CT, 06073
860.652.8911  //  lwildman@princetonhydro.com

Laura Wildman is a professional water resource and fisheries engineer and the Director of the New England Regional Office for Princeton Hydro, a New Jersey based firm focused on the ecological restoration of rivers, lakes, wetlands, floodplains, and coastal zones.  Ms. Wildman is well know in the fields of dam removal and fish passage, regularly publishing, presenting, and instructing on these topics nationally and internationally. She is the former Chief Engineer with American Rivers and holds an MS degree in Environmental Science/Management from Yale University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont.


Mackie Shea PC Receives Accolades from Chambers USA

Posted June 25, 2018 by

Contact: Noreen P. Ruggiero, 617-266-5700

The Boston boutique environmental law firm of Mackie Shea, PC and its three shareholders were recognized again as one of the top environmental law firms in Massachusetts in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA Guide.

The firm is known for its “respected practice, its litigation prowess and representation before state and federal agencies, its effective handling of licensing disputes, (and) broad experience in matters such as solid waste management, renewable energy plats, and residential and commercial developments. Clients commend the lawyers’ “excellence in strategic thinking, drafting of arguments and very successful litigation.” They are “very knowledgeable and willing to dig into the details to achieve the correct answer,” (and) “are smart, responsive and successful.”

Thomas A Mackie, has a broad environmental practice with experience across a wide range of complex matters, including hazardous waste cost recovery and cleanups. “Tom is outstanding, very smart and well focused.”

John F. Shea is a “highly respected environmental and land use attorney” with “significant experience in hazardous waste, water, wetlands and brownfield remediation.”

Peter F. Durning has notable experience in handling a wide range of environmental matters. He is skilled in land use, contaminated property permitting issues, and enforcement disputes.

Chambers rankings are based on client interviews and opinions of colleagues and competitors assessing legal ability, professional conduct, client service, diligence, commitment and business sense.


Mackie Shea, P.C.
Counselors at Law

Boston Office 20 Park Plaza, Suite 1118, Boston MA 02116
Concord Office 33 Bradford Street, Concord MA 01742
p 617-266-5700  f 617-266-5237  www.lawmso.com


Tetra Tech Acquires Fort Point Associates

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Boston, Mass.–June 21, 2018– Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Fort Point Associates, Inc. of Boston (FPA). This merger enhances Tetra Tech’s local planning and waterfront development capacity, and enhances FPA’s ability to provide a broad range of engineering and environmental consulting services to their clients.

FPA is a leader in urban and waterfront planning and environmental consulting having worked on some of the most complex and challenging projects in the Boston area, including the Encore Boston Harbor casino resort, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Central Artery/Tunnel project. They have assisted many of the area’s finest colleges and universities, including Boston University and Boston College, to plan and redevelop their campuses. They have also been selected to work on hundreds of transformative private development projects with the City’s foremost developers that have reshaped the city one piece at a time, including many Boston waterfront projects.

Locally, Tetra Tech’s operations include the former Rizzo Associates and Daylor Consulting and FPA is the latest addition to this team. Combined they operate as Tetra Tech Infrastructure Northeast (INE), and will continue to be known for their engineering design and environmental consulting expertise. The integration of FPA’s waterfront planning expertise into INE’s science and engineering practice will greatly bolster their combined capacity to successfully guide complex projects in a changing environment.

Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. The firm supports global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 17,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook.