Senator George J. Mitchell gave the keynote address at NRCM’s 2011 annual meeting of the membership, after an introduction by NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann.
Learn about NRCM’s 2011 Environmental Award winners whose awards were presented at the annual meeting, held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Read news stories about Senator Mitchell’s visit:
George Mitchell: Climate Change Skepticism Will ‘Not Last’
Bangor Daily News news story
George Mitchell Strikes Upbeat Tone
MPBN Radio news story
The Natural Resources Council of Maine was honored to have Senator George J. Mitchell as our keynote speaker at our 2011 Annual Meeting, held at the University of Southern Maine, Portland.
About Senator George J. Mitchell: In a long and distinguished career of public service, Senator Mitchell represented Maine in the U.S. Senate from 1980 to 1995. He led the successful 1990 reauthorization of the Clean Air Act and was the author of the first national oil spill prevention and cleanup law.
His accomplishments extend far beyond the environment and the U.S. Senate. He served first as Special Advisor to President Clinton on Ireland and later as the independent chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. The peace talks resulted in the Good Friday Agreement on April 10, 1998, which ended decades of conflict in Northern Ireland, between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and among the countries of Great Britain.
NRCM Executive Director Lisa Pohlmann and Environmental Award Winner Brownie Carson with Senator Mitchell before the start of the annual meeting.
Senator Mitchell is chairman emeritus of DLA Piper, one of the largest legal services firms in the world. He is also the founder of the Senator George J. Mitchell Scholarship Research Institute. Each year, the Portland-based institute awards scholarships to one graduating student from every public high school in Maine. More than one-third of Mitchell Scholars are first-generation college students.