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Science group and state senators team up to unveil sea level rise ads in New Hampshire

Moderators of Thursday’s Republican presidential debate didn’t ask candidates a single question on climate change.   No focus on climate at the Republican and Democratic debates last month.  If there is one energy-environment story media should cover during the NH Primary, it’s the one breaking January 18: MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016 Contact: Roger Stephenson, rs@stephensonstrategic.com Science Group and NH Senators to…read more →

Weather + Climate + Politics = Bombogenesis

Weather + Climate + Politics = Bombogenesis The January blizzard prevented Governor Pataki from visiting New Hampshire this week.  One can only assume that this is the first time that “bombogenesis” and “First in the Nation Primary” are used within the same sentence.  Bombogenesis, a meteorological bomb, occurs when a storm’s area of lowest pressure experiences a rapid drop of…read more →

Interview uncovers Guinta – Innis split on climate science

WMUR News 9 Political Reporter Josh McElveen is asking presidential possibles and congressional candidates about climate change. In his June interview with Josh, Marco Rubio disavowed climate science.  Late last month Josh met with Dan Innis and Frank Guinta in separate interviews.  The links and text are below.   Frank Guinta is not disputing the wacky weather we are seeing in NH,…read more →

Rubio: realities of a new century don’t include climate change

    Thinking about the candidates … Marco Rubio (R-FL) New Hampshire’s television political reporter Josh McElveen interviewed Marco Rubio when he was in town speaking at the Rockingham GOP dinner Friday night.  The 3 issues on McElveen’s list:  (1) climate change (2) health care (3) Benghazi    Before buckling down on climate change Rubio paid homage to New Hampshire…read more →

What’s “New Generation” about Garcia’s Energy Principles?

Thinking about the candidates … in NH-2 What’s “New Generation” about Garcia’s Energy Principles? GOP candidate Marilinda Garcia says: “My top priority is opposing any new energy taxes, such as the Cap-and-Trade tax (sic) …  I oppose the cap-and-trade energy tax.” “Second…I support policies that would increase domestic energy exploration and production, increase our refinement capacity and build more efficient…read more →

What do 28 US Senators from 20 States Have in Common?

A view of Senate climate all-nighter Here’s my op-ed published in the Portsmouth Herald after my DC trip last week: I happened to be in Washington for meetings on the day of the Senate Democrats’ all-night climate caucus Tuesday, and sat in the gallery to attend the proceedings. My observation is that the men and women in the most exclusive…read more →

Can the NH GOP Find a Place at the Energy and Climate Table?

An excerpt from an editorial I wrote for The Union Leader on Earth Day 2004: Democrats support “protection of wildlife habitat to maintain healthy sustainable ecosystems”; Republicans want to “preserve sensitive ecosystems and effectively manage wildlife”.  MtBE should be “eliminated” (Democrats) or “banned” (Republicans) Ten years ago you could not distinguish between the NH Republican and Democratic Platforms when it…read more →