New NH Emission Reduction Commission To Start Meeting

“The state is launching a broad new effort to find ways to reduce the air emissions that drive respiratory disease and climate change in New Hampshire,” according to NHPR.

State Sen. Tom Sherman said the purpose of the commission is to “to draft emissions-cutting legislation for the next session.”

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The NHPR stories says

New Hampshire has one of the highest rates of asthma in the country. Science shows this and other respiratory problems – including, potentially, COVID-19 – are made worse by many of the same pollutants that drive the harmful effects of climate change.

The first meeting of the non-partisan ad hoc Emissions Commission is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. via Zoom and is open to the public. (At this posting there is no Zoom link for the public. The Sandwich Climate Action Coalition is trying to get one and will post it here when available.)

The Emission Commission also has a link for public comments, saying:

Upon submission, all public comment will be reviewed by the members of the NH Emissions Commission.

All public comments will be taken into consideration as the commission compiles the 2020 Emission Reduction Report for the state of New Hampshire. 


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