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Plaistow and Paris: the climate links between local & national governments

What do Colebrook and Campton New Hampshire have to do with Cameroon? How is Alton connected to Australia, Plainfield to Poland; Newton to Norway, or Stratham to Spain? Ten years ago at Town Meeting, citizens in 165 New Hampshire towns passed the NH Climate Change Resolution, and last year 197 countries signed on to the Paris climate agreement. Local New Hampshire…read more →

Presidential Candidates and Incident Management: Do you need a plan?

The 2016 presidential primary cycle begins immediately after the mid-term election this November.  Expect no fewer than 10 – and as many as 16 men and women making the rounds, with formal announcements of candidacies beginning in early 2015 and campaign activities escalating with a crescendo in January through early February of 2016. Making the rounds may sound like simple retail…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 →