Letter: Let’s take action against oil companies

Published: 11/12/2019 12:01:15 AM

Gov. Chris Sununu has failed to address our climate crisis that threatens our economy, infrastructure, public health, drinking water quality and the environment. Eight of the 57 bills he vetoed this year include clean and renewable energy legislation.

Gov. Sununu has hurt our families, our communities and our businesses by increasing their electric costs, stymieing resiliency investments, shunning the high-quality clean energy jobs of tomorrow, and refusing to combat this crisis that hurts everyone, especially those on the Seacoast.

Recently, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and Colorado took legal action against oil and gas corporations for their role in causing the climate crisis. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has allowed Rhode Island’s case to proceed, making it clear that similar action by New Hampshire would be given due consideration.

We urge Gov. Sununu and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to join these states in standing up for our communities. We’re taking action against Purdue Pharma for their role in opioid crisis, we’re taking action against 3M for their role in the water crisis, let’s take action against the oil companies for their role in the climate crisis.

Sen. DAN FELTES

Concord

MINDI MESSMER

Rye

(Dan Feltes of Concord is the Senate majority leader and a candidate for governor. Mindi Messmer is a candidate for Executive Council in District 3.)




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