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EBC Air and Climate Change Committee Meeting: Guest Speaker Maeve Vallely-Bartlett

May 16, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Nixon Peabody, LLP
100 Summer Street
Boston MA 02110

Topic: Update on Massachusetts Climate Change Initiatives with guest speaker Maeve Valley-Bartlett, Undersecretary of Environment, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who will discuss the establishment of a stakeholder group to focus on climate adaptation (shifting over from the Kathy Baskin group), and the state’s intention to have an EEA policy on mitigation/adaptation/climate preparedness.  Along with these and other climate issues, she will also provide an update on the statue of legislation for funding of climate preparedness.

Questions and a Committee Meeting will follow the presentation.

Guest Speaker

Maeve Vallely-Bartlett, Undersecretary Environment, Massachusetts EEA
100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

On June 18, 2013, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rick Sullivan announced the appointment of Maeve Vallely Bartlett as EEA’s Environment Undersecretary. Bartlett previously serves as director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office.

With more than 20 years experience in the environmental field Bartlett’s previous environmental positions within the Commonwealth include serving as Assistant Secretary for Transportation Planning, Assistant General Manager for Environmental Compliance at the MBTA and former General Counsel at EEA.

Bartlett has also served as Senior Enforcement Council at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A resident of Newton, Bartlett earned an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Wheaton College, and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Questions about the EBC Air and Climate Change Committee or interest in joining the leadership team?

Ruth Silman, Chair of the EBC Air and Climate Change Committee
Partner, Nixon Peabody LLP
100 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 345-6062  //  rsilman@nixonpeabody.com