Environment

Planning Areas

Through its environmental work, the Council of Governments is advancing Region Forward goals for clean water, air, and land, and a more sustainable region. COG and its member governments play key roles in planning and outreach to reduce air pollution. COG supports ongoing efforts to ensure a safe water supply and to revitalize local waterways through wastewater and stormwater planning. It promotes energy conservation, alternative energy sources, and green building and fleet policies to help reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions. COG also promotes recycling and supports efforts to enhance and preserve forestry resources and agriculture.

News & Multimedia

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    Heart of COG: Leah Boggs

    January 4, 2017

    Senior Environmental Planner Leah Boggs joined COG 17 years ago looking to make an impact at the local level. Now, she is guiding a major initiative to bring...

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    Locals in metropolitan Washington plan for a sustainable future

    December 16, 2016

    Local planners gathered at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) for a Sustainability in Comprehensive Plans Workshop on December 5 to share...

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    Council of Governments honors region's climate and energy leaders

    November 10, 2016

    COG presented Climate and Energy Leadership Awards to the District of Columbia, Fairfax County Public Schools, the District of Columbia’s Sustainable Energy...

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    CBPC Water Quality Forum and Conowingo Dam Tour - 2016

    October 14, 2016

    Pictures from the CBPC 6th annual Forum with EPA and states as well as a tour of the Conowingo Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River.

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    Q&A: District of Columbia Councilmember Brianne Nadeau

    October 12, 2016

    District of Columbia Councilmember Brianne Nadeau serves as chairperson of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee staffed by COG. In this Q&A,...

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    Air quality: metro D.C. records fourth straight summer with no Code Red days

    October 3, 2016

    Air quality continues to improve in metropolitan Washington, according to preliminary data released by COG. The region recorded just thirteen days in 2016 when...

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