We discuss the issues of the day that Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection oversees, including: chemical disposal, air and water quality, land use and waste management. As DEP Commissioner, Reid is also closely tied to the state’s concerted efforts to address climate change through greater focus on sustainable practices.
Gerald Reid, commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection; co-chair, Maine Climate Council; served in the Maine attorney general's office for 24 years, including as chief of the office's natural resources division for the preceding 12 years.
Sarah Nichols (by phone), Sustainable Maine director, Natural Resources Council of Maine
Scott Firmin (by phone), director of wastewater services, Portland Water District
- Households are awash in ‘forever chemicals’
- Maine PFAS Task Force
- Maine DEP PFAS Mapper
- Maine DEP will seek authority to order cleanup of ‘forever chemicals’
- EPA: What is Superfund?
- The Curious Case Of Tainted Milk From A Maine Dairy Farm
- NRCM: Recycling Reform For Maine
- New Bill Would Tighten Water Quality Standards Around Tribal Lands
- Report On Air Quality In Maine Has Environmentalists Concerned
- Maine Voices: DEP failing to protect South Portland residents from air pollution
- "Modified: GMOs and the Threat to Our Food, Our Land, Our Future," by Caitlin Shetterly