February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan Highlights Consequences of Climate Change on New Hampshire’s Businesses at Climate Impact Breakfast

Senator Hassan Highlights Consequences of Climate Change on New Hampshire's Businesses at Climate Impact Breakfast

DURHAM - Climate change will have serious consequences for New Hampshire's economy, businesses and people, and we must work together to combat it, Senator Maggie Hassan said today at the Local Climate Impacts Pancake Breakfast: Maple Syrup and Forests Impacts at the University of New Hampshire.

"Our natural resources define us as a state and are critical to our economy, our environment, and our way of life in New Hampshire," Senator Hassan said. "Unfortunately, we are already seeing the real impacts of climate change on our economy - including on our maple syrup and ski industries. The Climate Change Impact Breakfast is an important opportunity to raise awareness about how a changing climate is negatively impacting our state, and I encourage all Granite Staters to continue to make their voices heard on this critical issue. In the Senate, I'm committed to building on efforts taken in New Hampshire by working across the aisle to achieve a cleaner environment and a stronger energy future that will help our citizens, businesses, and economy thrive."

Last week, Senator Hassan voted against confirming Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency because of his skepticism of climate change, and because of his record as Oklahoma's Attorney General in fighting against efforts to address climate change.

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