Pete LaFond joins Acadia Center as Senior Attorney and Maine Program Director. Pete’s career includes practicing law as a partner at a leading firm in Portland, Maine and then serving as an Assistant Attorney General in the Natural Resources Division of the Maine Attorney General’s Office, where he was responsible for pursuing and achieving the cleanup of one of Maine’s worst environmental disasters, the mercury pollution of the former Mallinckrodt industrial site in Orrington, Maine. Containing mercury pollution from this former industrial site was an important first step in dealing with the pollution of one of the most important watersheds in Maine, the Penobscot River. He holds a J.D. from Duke and a B.A. from the University of Maine and resides in Falmouth, Maine. Pete is excited to join Acadia Center and looks forward to working with the team to promote policies that ensure a clean energy future for Maine and the northeast.