Conserving Our Environment

Kuster Statement on House Passage of Public Lands and Conservation Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of the Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act, which permanently safeguards approximately 1.5 million acres of wilderness in the American West, including areas around the Grand Canyon. This legislation will also add over 1,200 miles of waterway into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System (NWSRS). “Conser... Read more »

Kuster Questions Experts During Agriculture Committee Hearing on Climate Change, Highlights Need to Prioritize Land and Forest Conservation

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**The full Committee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full line of questioning is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, participated in a hearing entitled, “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors.” The Committee addressed the impact of climate change on the agriculture and forestry indust... Read more »

Kuster Questions Energy Professionals, Advocates on Importance of Building a Clean Energy Economy

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**The full Subcommittee hearing can be viewed HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full line of questioning can be viewed HERE** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, participated in a hearing entitled, "A Smarter Investment: Pathways to a Clean Energy Future.” The Subcommittee heard from energy professionals and industry experts on the ... Read more »

Pappas and Kuster Release Report on the Health and Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Granite Staters

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Today, Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a new report from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform entitled, “The Urgent Need for Climate Action: Health Benefits for the State of New Hampshire if the United States Meets the Goals of the Paris Agreement.” The report details the impacts of climate change that Granite Staters are already seeing and... Read more »

KUSTER PUSHES FOR MORE FEDERAL RESOURCES TO CLEAN UP TOXIC PFAS CHEMICALS

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WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined 58 other Members of Congress in sending a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of robust funding in the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 21) spending bill to protect communities from harmful per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals. The letter outlines tens of millions of dollars in efforts to urgently address PFAS chemi... Read more »

Kuster, Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Develop Technology to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

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Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Scott Peters (D-CA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Carbon Removal, Efficient Agencies, Technology Expertise (CREATE) Act. This bipartisan legislation authorizes a whole-of-government approach to research, de... Read more »

Rep. Annie Kuster: In the fight to protect the planet, we must work together

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As Granite Staters peered up last week, their eyes were met with a hazy, copper sky from the smoke of Western wildfires that have raged for over a month. More than 3.3 million acres have burned, an area four times larger than the entirety of White Mountain National Forest, while communities in the South simultaneously brace for yet another devastating hurricane season. While these plumes of smoke ... Read more »

Kuster Visits Terrill Park to View Redevelopment, Highlight Importance of Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Concord, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited Terrill Park, a recreational area undergoing redevelopment along the Merrimack River Greenway Trail. Kuster toured the site and met with state environmental leaders to discuss the project and critical funding made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Last year, the City of Concord received a $100,000 LWCF grant from NH Park... Read more »

Kuster Visits Gorham Community Forest to Discuss Forest Expansion with Local Elected Officials and Environmental Advocates

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For a high resolution version of this photo, click here. Gorham, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) visited the Gorham Community Forest to view the Forest’s recent expansion and meet with local elected officials and environmental advocates to discuss the importance of community forests to the North Country economy. Kuster advocated for Forest Service funding to help expand the Gorham and Randol... Read more »

Conservationists discuss funding with Kuster

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BRETTON WOODS — Five members of New Hampshire’s conservation-environmental community held a distanced round-table discussion on the full and permanent funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund with Congresswomen Annie Kuster (D-Hopkinton) on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the AMC Highland Center during her first stop on a three-day stay in northern N.H. Susan Arnold, vice president of the Appalachi... Read more »