WASHINGTON, DC –League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund hosted an environmental roundtable today for Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster where they were joined with community leaders in New Hampshire to discuss their environmental priorities and accomplishments in the Granite State.
The roundtable was moderated by former Congressman Paul Hodes and included the following participants: Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-1); Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH-2); Deborah Demoulpied, Owner of Bonafide Green Goods and member of Green Concord, Green Concord Group; Jonathan Gregory, Solar Development Manager, ReVision Energy; Alex Ray, Founder and owner of the Common Man family of restaurants; Derek Burton, President of New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) Environmental Club.
“Climate change and renewable energy development are critical environmental, economic, and national security issues,” said Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter. “On the Natural Resources Committee, I support legislation to deal with climate change and I am an advocate for clean energy and conservation. I am proud to defend programs that protect our natural resources, and I thank the League of Conservation Voters members for this endorsement. Together, we will create a cleaner, safer, more prosperous future for New Hampshire.”
“I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund,” said Congresswoman Annie Kuster. “New Hampshire’s economy relies on our tourism industry and a healthy environment, but as we begin to experience warmer winters and more erratic weather patterns, climate change poses a huge threat to this vital industry. We must work to mitigate the effects of climate change in order to protect the tourism jobs our Granite State workers rely on, and I thank the LCV for working with me to push forward efforts to protect our environment and strengthen our local economy.”
“As a business owner concerned about sustainability and the economic effects of climate change, I strongly support efforts to reduce reliance on carbon, including increased energy conservation,” said Deborah Demoulpied, Owner of Bonafide Green Goods and member of Green Concord. “Studies on climate change action show an expected increase in economic growth and jobs. The economy will suffer greater losses the longer we stall significant action.”
“As a leading Solar Energy contractor in Northern New England, ReVision Energy is committed to our mission of assisting people and businesses through the transition away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable solar energy,” Jonathan Gregory, Solar Development Manager, ReVision Energy. “With nearly 80 employees company wide and 4,000 systems commissioned, ReVision Energy is adding long term value to the local economy while simultaneously reducing our collective carbon footprint in an effort to combat the worst effects of climate change. It’s a win-win situation for the economy of New Hampshire and the health of our environment!”
“Today’s roundtable event was an important discussion between lawmakers and local interests, highlighting specific ways we can protect New Hampshire’s environment and outdoor recreation areas for future generations,” said Rob Werner, LCVAF New Hampshire State Director. “We’d like to thank all of today’s participants for making this a thoughtful discussion on addressing climate change and other critical environmental priorities.”
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Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund and authorized by Carol Shea-Porter for Congress and Kuster for Congress, Inc.