Kuster Statement on Decision by Governor Sununu to Not Join U.S. Climate Alliance
(Washington, DC) – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, released the following statement on Governor Sununu’s decision to not have New Hampshire join the United States Climate Alliance. The Alliance is committed to upholding up the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
“It’s disappointing that Governor Sununu does not recognize the environmental and economic benefits to the Granite State of pursuing a cleaner and more efficient economy,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “The President’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement was misguided and will cede our leadership on this critical issue, but that doesn’t mean New Hampshire needs to fall behind. Climate change poses a serious threat to our environment and our tourism industry, not taking action isn’t an option. When we expand clean, renewable energy in our state those are jobs and dollars staying right here in New Hampshire. Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance will signal that we’re committed to fighting climate change, preserving our environment for future generations, and leading the charge toward the clean energy economy of the 21st Century.”