State of New Hampshire Archives: on Environment


Andru Volinsky: Protect our natural resources and our tourist economy

New Hampshire is a beautiful state and our natural resources are invaluable to our citizens and our way of life. With an economy that relies almost entirely on tourism, we must act to preserve our lakes, rivers, mountains and more. We need to fight against PFAS contaminators and recognize that water, air, liveable temperatures, and predictable weather are resources that must be championed for New Hampshire and for the world.
Source: 2020 N.H. gubernatorial campaign website VolinskyNH.com Jan 5, 2020

Derek Dextraze: EPA regulations aren't overly restrictive

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "EPA regulations are too restrictive?"

A: Oppose

Source: Email interview: 2016 N.H. gubernatorial race by OnTheIssues Mar 14, 2016

Jon Lavoie: Ok to use animals for important medical procedures

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Human needs over animal rights"?

A: For important medical procedures only.

Source: Email interview for 2016 N.H. Governor race with OnTheIssues Oct 18, 2015

Chris Sununu: Worked as engineer cleaning up hazardous waste sites

Prior to [his political] endeavors, Chris worked for 10 years as an environmental engineer in various regions across the United States from New Hampshire to California, designing systems and solutions for cleaning up some of our country's most hazardous wastes sites.
Source: 2016 N.H. Gubernatorial campaign website www.ChrisSununu.com Sep 9, 2015

Maggie Hassan: Restore $1M to Land & Community Heritage Investment Program

As we strengthen and protect our communities and grow our economy, we must always preserve what has made New Hampshire such a special place to live, work and raise a family: our beautiful natural resources.

The Land and Community Heritage Investment Program has been so important for protecting our natural, historical and cultural resources, a responsibility that has not been met in recent years. That's why this budget restores $1 million for LCHIP in the first year of the biennium, and fully restores the program in the second.

This budget also begins restoring funding for our local communities. In fiscal year 2015, this budget provides $3 million to help pay for delayed and deferred water treatment projects for communities, and increases meals and rooms distributions to communities by $5 million.

Source: 2013 State of the State N.H. Budget Address Feb 14, 2013

Kelly Ayotte: Highway spending priority over commuter rail

Hodes said he supports extending commuter rail from Boston through Nashua to Concord despite the up-front cost of more than $250 million.

Ayotte was non-committal about more money for the project in the future and strongly suggested getting additional highway dollars to complete the widening of Interstate 93 was more important. "I don't know if that is worth the amount of money we are putting in," Ayotte said of the commuter rail project. "I-93 might be a greater priority."

Source: Nashua Telegraph coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

Paul Hodes: Extend Boston commuter rail to Nashua & Concord

Hodes said he supports extending commuter rail from Boston through Nashua to Concord despite the up-front cost of more than $250 million. "It's important to relieve congestion on our highways; it is important for reducing energy," Hodes said.

Ayotte was non-committal about more money for the project and suggested getting additional highway dollars. "I don't know if that is worth the amount of money we are putting in," Ayotte said of the commuter rail project. "I-93 might be a greater priority."

Source: Nashua Telegraph coverage of 2010 N.H. Senate debate Sep 23, 2010

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