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N.H. bill would block state agencies from conducting weather-control experiments

The state would no longer be able to meddle with the weather if a bill filed at the State House this year becomes law.

A bill introduced by Rep. Stella Tremblay, an Auburn Republican, would repeal a state law enacted in 1985 that allows state agencies to, with permission from the governor and Executive Council, “engage in and undertake experimentation in the techniques and methods for weather modification.”

Controlling the weather isn’t just for science fiction and James Bond villains. Cloud seeding, for example, is a decades-old technique to produce more rain or snow in a given region.

But James Martin, spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Services, said, to the best of his knowledge, the agency isn’t involved in any weather-control experiments. He also said DES employees aren’t aware of other state agencies conducting such activities.

Tremblay didn’t return messages seeking comment.

Legacy Comments5

Crimes against humanity are just that. I don't care what garbled law is in place by corporate puppets, they all need to be held accountable.

Glad to see our Republican legislators hard at work. Tin foil please!

LOL......"DES employees aren’t aware of other state agencies conducting such activities". Nope, they are too busy blogging at all times of day on this site and others including the Newsweek site during working hours on the job.

They're useless and need to be held accountable for allowing these atrocities. Our monitors are shut off in northern NH and you're sprayed worse than insects in the southern part of the state!

Nothing else to do? This is right up there with the importance of keeping track of the snail population in NH.

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