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To preserve, create and maintain a sustainable, economically competitive, and equitable bi-state region.
We all depend on the Earth's environment to provide clean air, drinkable water, healthy food and a stable climate. However, these environmental systems are impacted by the choices we make as we develop our built environment. Balancing environmental impacts while meeting the needs of society in an economically efficient way is an on-going challenge, but it is one we have to face in order to sustain our lives and our future.
Directly related to preserving the environment is understanding our relationship with energy. New England is heavily dependent on fossil fuels for transportation, electricity and heating. Increasing energy prices due to market shocks, environmental costs and decreasing world supplies, put the region's economic well-being at risk.