SAPL MISSION STATEMENT
The purpose of the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League is to protect the health, safety, and general well-being of the Seacoast New Hampshire Community from nuclear pollution and other threats to the environment. The League shall alert and educate the community and relevant governmental agencies to those environmental threats while actively working to assist in the toxic cleanup process (when applicable) and to promote long-term sustainable solutions.
SAPL Executive Director, Doug Bogen
Doug Bogen has been an environmental organizer and advocate for over 30 years. Doug is a uniquely qualified leader for grassroots movements and citizen advocacy efforts. With his expertise in the field of environmental science and education, his extensive knowledge of the history of the energy industry, and a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory process, Bogen is able to develop real-world community-based solutions to our most challenging environmental issues.
In addition to his work at SAPL, Doug Bogen is a founding member of Seacoast Peace Response and the Portsmouth-Severodvinsk Connection. He was Program Director of the Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative from 2011 to May, 2016. From 1991 to 2009, Doug worked with Clean Water Action’s New Hampshire program, where he served as state program director for most of that time. His work included cleaning up the state’s old fossil-fueled power plants, combatting climate disruption, drinking water protection, coastal water quality efforts, and addressing toxic contamination—particularly mercury and military waste. He has also served since 1995 as the Co-Chair of the Restoration Advisory Board for the superfund mitigation of toxic waste sites at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Doug lives in Barrington, NH and is a 31-year resident of New Hampshire’s Seacoast Region. He holds a master’s in science in environmental education from Cornell University and a bachelor’s in biology from Colorado College.