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New Hampshire Businesses Voice Support for Climate Security Act
Yesterday in Manchester, New Hampshire, seven local business leaders called on Senators Gregg and Sununu to vote for the Climate Security Act and strengthen New Hampshire’s economy.
Speakers ranged from companies that produce renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies to businesses that are threatened by climate change. Even the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce participated, delivering a strong statement that New Hampshire’s north country is not only particularly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming, it is also well-positioned to be a part of the solution by providing clean, renewable energy sources.
With all the misinformation campaigns out there claiming that we can’t “afford” to deal with climate change, it was refreshing to see such a solid group of business leaders feeling positively bullish about the economic prospects for New Hampshire once a national climate policy is in place.
New Hampshire’s business leaders are the latest addition to a growing chorus of voices– ranging from sportsmen to local elected officials – calling on Congress to pass climate change legislation. Despite this, Senators Gregg and Sununu have not yet signaled their support for the bipartisan Climate Security Act. With a vote less than a week away, here’s hoping that the strong call to action from New Hampshire’s business leaders was heard by their Senators. If you live in New Hampshire, you can help by CALLING YOUR SENATORS!!!
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Global Warming Program Manager
National Wildlife Federation