Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is up in the mountains of Quebec for a meeting of the leaders of the New England states and Canada’s Atlantic provinces. He met with Democratic governors over the weekend in Vermont.
The initial program called for discussions on the energy future of the region, where Quebec and now Newfoundland are vying to sell export power from their hydroelectrical dams, as well as greater use of energy-efficient vehicles and adaptation to climate change.
The Canadian Press reports that the group will hear presentations on energy efficiency, climate change and making rail transportation more safe.
Malloy and the other governors and premiers are staying at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu in Quebec’s Charlevoix region for the 37th annual conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Premiers.