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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday July 21, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Alliance to Save Energy Issues Statement on Energy Savings & Industrial Competitiveness Act
WASHINGTON, July 17 -- The Alliance to Save Energy issued the following statement by President Jason Hartke on the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire: "Senators Portman and Shaheen have revamped their bill to use some of the best tools available to use energy more efficiently. These policies would strengthen the economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions." "It's a better-than-ever plan to accelera  more

Connecticut Business and Industry Association: 'Troubling' Jobs Trend Raises Concerns Over Economic Growth Prospects
HARTFORD, Connecticut, July 18 -- The Connecticut Business and Industry Association issued the following news release: Connecticut's mounting job losses raise serious concerns for economic growth prospects, the state's largest business organization said today. The state has lost 4,600 jobs (-0.3%) since January, which CBIA economic adviser Pete Gioia called a "troubling pattern." "The U.S. has added jobs at a 0.7% rate over the same period, while our neighboring states are all seeing positive  more

Conservation Law Foundation Issues Statement on Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water
CONCORD, New Hampshire, July 18 -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following statement by Senior Attorney Meredith Hatfield after New Hampshire legislators voted to approve rules regulating four toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water and groundwater: "PFAS chemicals are poisonous to humans and have no place in our water.," "With the federal government dodging its responsibility on this critical issue, real action on the state level is the only way to combat thi  more

Conservation Law Foundation: Finds Site Evaluation Committee Denial of the Project Valid
CONCORD, New Hampshire, July 19 -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following news release: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today after the New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld the state's rejection of the Northern Pass project. "Today's Supreme Court decision is the right one for New Hampshire," said Tom Irwin, Vice President and Director of CLF New Hampshire. "Eversource has been nothing but dismissive of community concerns throughout this process a  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: New Hampshire - Governor Signs Marijuana Annulment Measure
CONCORD, New Hampshire, July 18 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled. House Bill 399 provides an opportunity for those convicted of offenses involving the possession of three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis or less to seek an annulme  more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Northern Pass Project
CONCORD, New Hampshire, July 19 -- The Sierra Club Foundation issued the following statement by Chapter Director Catherine Corkery: Today, the New Hampshire Supreme Court denied the appeal for Northern Pass, a private international transmission line sponsored by HydroQuebec and Eversource energy companies. New Hampshire Sierra Club opposed the Northern Pass project because of the projected local environmental damage created by its construction, as well as the ongoing harm done to the First Nati  more

United Steelworkers: District 4 Director Names New Assistant
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 18 -- The United Steelworkers issued the following news release: United Steelworkers (USW) District 4 Director Del Vitale, who took office on July 15, today named staff representative David M. Wasiura as the new assistant to the director. Before becoming director on July 15, Vitale served as assistant to his predecessor, John Shinn, who this week left that post to become the union's new International Secretary-Treasurer. District 4 includes Connecticut, Delaware  more