FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2007
Contact: NH Press Office
“In order for there to be real change at this profound moment of challenge for our nation, there must be experienced leadership,” said Alice Chamberlin, New Hampshire Co-chair of Environmental Leaders for Hillary. “Senator Clinton understands the importance of developing strong and effective policies on energy and the environment. She has championed legislation that encourages development of alternative energy technologies and reduces our dependence on foreign oil.”
On July 24, in Portsmouth, NH, Hillary participated in a forum on energy and the environment. There she announced that as part of her plan to address global warming, she would create a “Green Building Fund” (GBF). Through the fund, the federal government would allocate $1 billion annually to states to make grants or low-interest loans to improve energy efficiency in public buildings, such as schools, police stations, firehouses and offices. The GBF will create as many as 50,000 new “green collar” jobs.
In addition, Hillary introduced a plan to Congress to create a Strategic Energy Fund that would inject $50 billion into research, development, and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean coal technology, ethanol and other homegrown biofuels, and more. Hillary also supports policies to reduce carbon emissions and other pollution that contribute to global warming.
“Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, fastest technology we have to cut energy use and reduce emissions. If we do this right, it can be a win, win for our economy and our environment,” said Senator Clinton. “I am honored to have such dedicated environmental leaders join my campaign."
New Hampshire Environmental Leaders for Hillary:
Alice Chamberlin – Co-chair, Former Environmental Policy Advisor to
Gov. John Lynch, former Executive Director of the Environmental Law Council
at Franklin Pierce Law Center, former Chair of the New Hampshire Nature
Conservancy, Warner, NH
State Representative Peter Allen - Former State Senator and retired State Research Forester, Member of the Environment and Agriculture Committee
Bob Backus – Attorney, 2006 State Senate Candidate, Board Member Conservation Law Foundation, Manchester, NH
Nick Cohen – New Hampshire Sierra Club Board Member, Plainfield, NH
Joyce El Kouarti – Environmental Activist, Dover, NH
State Representative Tom Fargo –Former Chair of Strafford County Planning Commission, Dover, NH
Sandy Gavutis – Environmental Activist, Kensington, NH
Bob Larsen – Board Member, The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH
Martha West Lyman – Carbon Coalition Board Member (Individual not organization), Manchester, NH
Patricia Schlesinger – Board Member, New Hampshire Rivers Council, New Hampton, NH
Craig Welch – Chair of the Board for New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP), Durham, NH
Rawson Wood – Former Board Member of Squam Lakes Association, NH Audubon Society and National Audubon Society, Center Harbor, NH