Conserving Our Environment

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...

NH Delegation Announces $38.5 Million in NOAA Funding for UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

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(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of a $38.5 million grant over five years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...

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...

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...

Overcoming these challenging times

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, While we work to recover from the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, many aspects of our lives remain beyond our control. Granite Staters face difficult situations and complicated decisions – from school reopenings and working to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to meeting financial obligations and finding reliable child care. These are challenging times, but I co...

Kuster, Neal, Malinowski, Raskin, McGovern Introduce Legislation to Protect National Scenic Trails from Pipeline Development

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Richard E. Neal (MA-01), Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) introduced the Scenic Trail Viewshed Protection Act. This legislation will help protect our national scenic trails by requiring stricter evaluation of natural gas pipeline projects that seek to cross these tr...

Looking Forward

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Dear Friend, Last week, our nation lost the Conscience of the Congress, a fearless civil rights icon, and a great man: Congressman John Lewis. America is a better place because of John Lewis and his fearless dedication to freedom and justice, no matter the cost. Even in his final weeks, John Lewis joined peaceful protesters to stand up against injustice – always teaching us and showing us what goo...

Kuster Holds Virtual Climate Change Roundtable with Hubbard Brook Scientists, Leaders

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Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a virtual roundtable discussion with Hubbard Brook climate change scientists to discuss the latest research and findings on climate change. The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest is situated in the White Mountains and administered by the USDA Forest Service. The forest is among the longest running and most comprehensive ecosystem studies in the world ...

Kuster Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Landmark Conservation Legislation

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act, which includes full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the first time in the program’s 56 year history. This bipartisan legislation also will allocate $9.5 billion over the next five years to address critical maintenance backlogs on America’s public lands. This bill, ...

Officials seek tax break for private water companies

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In an effort to help southern Granite Staters save money for affordable clean water, federal, state and local officials are working to reinstate a tax break for private water companies. Ratepayers "shouldn't be significantly burdened because of the federal tax bill," said U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., when talking recently with representatives from Hampstead Area Water Company (HAWC) and Pennich...