NH Gov. Chris Sununu is like the Trojan Horse. That is, on the outside, he appears friendly and likable, a gift to the people. But, hidden out of sight inside, are actions and plans which are enemies of the people. Among Sununu’s 55 vetoes of legislation passed both by the State Senate and the State House of Representatives were more than a few which that would have helped us remedy our current climate change crisis. Melissa Birchard (Conservative Law Foundation, 07/10/2018) describes Sununu’s performance on climate.
“Governor Sununu’s record now speaks for itself. He has vetoed bipartisan solar legislation that would have helped towns across the state install solar panels and save tax dollars. He has undermined funding sources for the energy efficiency programs that helped keep our families warm and our energy bills manageable. He wants to gut the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard that ensures our utility companies purchase at least some clean energy to power our homes and businesses. And he’s declared the state open to polluting gas lines. All of these are bad for our wallets, bad for the air we breathe, and bad for our climate.” (Melissa Birchard, Conservative Law Foundation, 07/10/2018).
Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the importance of climate change because it occurs slowly so we barely notice the changes. Nonetheless it may be slow, but it is deadly.