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In Concord, Kuster Discusses Combating Climate Change and Investing in Renewable Energy

Washington, DC, February 21, 2019

Congresswoman Kuster at NHTI with Environmental, Education Leaders

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(Concord, NH) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with local environmental and education leaders at NHTI to discuss combating climate change and investing in renewable energy sources. Kuster also talked about her new assignment to the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over energy policy critical to addressing climate change. The discussion was hosted by the League of Conservation Voters, the New Hampshire Sierra Club, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“Climate change poses a serious threat to our economy and environment in New Hampshire,” said Kuster. “We must act aggressively to reduce carbon pollution so we can curb the most dangerous effects of climate change. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, I will work with my colleagues to advance policies that will put our country on the path towards a sustainable future that will ensure the wellbeing and prosperity of future generations. There is powerful energy in New Hampshire and across the country to take on this challenge and I look forward to working with our state and national partners to enact the change we desperately need.”

“Granite State citizens look forward to continuing to work with Congresswoman Kuster on policies to increase investments in clean energy and take action to meet the global challenge of climate change,” said Rob Werner, NH State Director of the League of Conservation Voters. “Serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee will allow Congresswoman Kuster to build on her many years of advocacy on behalf of environmental concerns and the people of our state.”

“New Hampshire is glad to have Congresswoman Kuster on the Energy and Commerce Committee for effective solutions-based leadership,” said Catherine Corkery, NH Chapter Director of the Sierra Club.  “As a committee member, Congresswoman Kuster can shed light on corporate influences of the policy rollbacks on mercury, power plant pollution and methane safety standards.  Further, we expect that Congresswoman Kuster will continue her long legacy of protecting clean air and water for the public health and safety of our state and country.”