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Malcolm Burson RSS

Public Policy Volunteer



Malcolm Burson is a Public Policy Volunteer with CLF Maine. Malcolm recently retired after twelve years with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, having served most recently as Associate Policy Director.

During his DEP tenure, he was principally engaged as manager of the climate change program, acting as facilitator and organizer of two multi-year stakeholder efforts, and as the principal author of Maine’s mitigation plan, A Climate Action Plan for Maine (2004), and of People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate: Charting Maine’s Course (2010), the preliminary climate adaptation plan. In this capacity, he was very active in regional climate activities with the other NE states, NESCAUM, NEIWPCC, and EPA-New England. He has additional interest and experience in lake and stream water quality. With CLF Maine, Malcolm focuses on transportation and land use, particularly in identifying how Maine receives and allocates transportation funds, and the extent to which state transportation officials are meeting the requirements of the Maine Sensible Transportation Policy Act (2008).

An avid birder, sea kayaker, cross-country skier, and food / wine lover, Malcolm lives in Portland.