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Commissioner Jerry Reid: Priorities and Challenges for Maine's Dept of Environmental Protection

Courtesy Janet Mills' Office

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