On April 27 and 28, 2023, the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Executive Program went behind the scenes of Southern Maryland energy, environmental sciences, and agriculture to better understand the impact of these sectors on the region’s life and economy. The two-day tour took the executives to Constellation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant where Government Affairs Manager Janna Jackson briefed them on nuclear energy and provided them a rare walking tour of the facility. The group then traveled to the Berkshire Hathaway Energy Gas Transmission & Storage (BHE GT&S) offices, where Director of External Affairs George Anas informed them about the facility’s history and global operations. The group also heard from SMECO Vice President of Government and Public affairs Tom Dennison who provided details about the cooperative’s current projects and future endeavors. A key objective of the tour was to explore the intersections of energy and Southern Maryland’s distinctive natural environment that, with 1,000 miles of shoreline and more than 200,000 acres of farmland is not only vital to the region but to the world. The executives reaped an early harvest of tomatoes, strawberries, and flowers at the Loveville Produce Auction, while observing interaction of Mennonite and Amish farmers with other eager buyers, including restaurateurs and landscapers. At […]
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