On Senate Floor Shaheen Highlights Importance of Clean Power Plan to Addressing Climate Change

**Points to the threat climate change poses to New Hampshire health, economy and wildlife, specifically highlights the Granite State’s maple syrup industry and declining moose population**

November 17, 2015

 

(Washington, DC) – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a number of her Democratic colleagues to defend the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and oppose efforts to undermine the new standards administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, she discussed the threat climate change poses to New Hampshire’s tourism industry, outdoor recreation economy, maple syrup industry, wildlife and public health. The CPP, which puts in place the first-ever nationwide carbon pollution standards for new and existing power plants, sets state-wide goals for carbon emissions reductions. With New Hampshire on track to meet the goals of the CPP ten years early, Senator Shaheen applauded New Hampshire’s leadership in reducing carbon emissions.

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Senator Shaheen has been a strong advocate for the CPP. Yesterday in Middleton, New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discussed the CPP and the important role biomass energy production can play in this effort. Last month, Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan joined environmental advocates and business leaders in New Hampshire to call for support of the CPP.