April 05, 2018

Senator Hassan Visits Seacoast Science Center, Emphasizes Importance of Combating Climate Change and Protecting New Hampshire’s Natural Resources

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Senator Hassan meets with conservation leaders to discuss the critical importance of combating climate change.

 

RYE – Senator Maggie Hasan visited the Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park yesterday, where she toured the center, met with conservation leaders, and discussed the critical importance of combating climate change and protecting New Hampshire’s natural resources.

 

Senator Hassan met with a variety of NGOs focused on coastal and marine conservation in the face of the devastating impacts of climate change, including the Conservation Law Foundation, Shoals Marine Laboratory, Surfrider Foundation, Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, Blue Ocean Society, New Hampshire Sea Grant, and Gundalow Company.

 

“In New Hampshire, our beautiful natural resources strengthen our economy, create jobs, and support our high quality of life,” Senator Hassan said. “But, unfortunately, we are already seeing the real impacts of climate change in the Granite State, including more extreme weather events like dangerous flooding and stronger storms. I’m working to help our people adapt to these changes, focusing on strengthening coastal resiliency to help vulnerable communities prepare. I look forward to continue working together to combat the impacts of climate change and to conserve and protect our natural resources.”

 

Located in Odiorne Point State Park, the Seacoast Science Center provides educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks. Additionally, the Seacoast Science Center is home to New Hampshire’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team, which responds to marine mammals along New Hampshire’s coast. For more information click here.

 

Senator Hassan recently spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need to act to combat climate change, and joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in introducing legislation to ban offshore drilling along the New England coast.

 

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