When it comes to the climate crisis, Governor Chris Sununu is part of the problem. Our governor is not simply stagnant on climate legislation, but actively working against it. Since taking office Sununu has vetoed bipartisan bills that would curb New Hampshire’s emissions and invest in renewable energy, bypassed participation in a coalition of governors pledging to meet concrete climate goals, and supported Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.
Sununu’s answer to the climate crisis? Denying climate change is real and increasing New Hampshire’s dependence on fossil fuels with projects like the Granite Bridge Pipeline. Oh, and making sure his fossil fuel buddies who financed his campaign get a fat check.
Despite all this, Sununu is somehow considered “moderate” on climate. Let’s be clear - the governor is no moderate on climate by any stretch of the imagination. But even if he was, the moment we are in demands unprecedented action far beyond the luxury of moderation.