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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    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...

  • Water Quality Forum Attendees
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    EPA, states address key challenges at annual Bay and Water Quality Forum

    September 29, 2016

    The CBPC held its sixth Annual Bay & Water Quality Forum in September with EPA and several Chesapeake Bay states (District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia)...

  • Conowingo Dam Tour
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    Area officials tour Exelon's Conowingo Dam

    September 29, 2016

    COG’s Chesapeake Bay and Water Resources Policy Committee (CBPC) and staff toured Exelon’s Conowingo Dam in Darlington, Maryland in September to get a firsthand...

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    Forum Seeks to Link Federal Labs Research with the Marketplace

    June 20, 2016

    To better understand how area governments and utilities can utilize the R&D, scientific, and technological breakthroughs produced at federal labs for solving...

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    TLC sets the stage for new local projects

    June 7, 2016

    What do a redesigned New Hampshire Avenue with bike and bus lanes in Takoma Park, a spruced-up 19th Street NW with a raingarden and benches in the District of...

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    Metropolitan Washington Celebrates Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week

    June 3, 2016

    Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania have designated June 4-12 as Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. Local governments and water utilities across metropolitan...

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