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Preserving Our Quality of Life

Fighting Global Warming

Gov. Lynch has made fighting global warming a priority. Under his leadership, New Hampshire has joined the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a 10-state effort to reduce the pollution that causes global warming and to increase energy efficiency. Gov. Lynch has also set a goal of ensuring that New Hampshire gets 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025; signed an executive order directing state agencies to become more energy efficient; and created a Climate Change Task Force to recommend other steps the state can take to reduce global warming.

Bringing Alternative Energy Jobs to New Hampshire; Expanding New Hampshire's Energy Choices

Gov. John Lynch proposed and signed into law the Renewable Energy Act, aimed at helping New Hampshire get 25 percent of its energy from renewable energy sources by 2025. This law is helping attract alternative energy jobs to New Hampshire, and will build New Hampshire's economy by increasing our energy independence; diversifying our energy sources; encouraging investment in new, cleaner energy production in New Hampshire and helping stabilize energy costs for businesses and families.

Enhancing Our State Parks

Gov. John Lynch has made ensuring our state parks remain jewels for all to enjoy a priority. As Governor, John Lynch made the first system-wide capital investment in the state parks in over 40 years. He included funding in the state budget to allow the state to purchase Temple Mountain, providing an important new recreational opportunity for people in southern New Hampshire, while ensuring this treasured area will be preserved for future generations to use.

Preserving Our History

Gov. Lynch worked with the Legislature to create a Bureau of Historic Resources at the Department of Resources and Economic Development to focus on maintaining and improving state-owned historic sites.

Protecting New Hampshire's Unique Character

As Governor, John Lynch made a commitment to preserving what is special about New Hampshire by fully funding the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. This highly successful program allows the state to partner with local communities to preserve open space and historic places.

Stopping the Burning of Construction and Demolition Debris

John Lynch fought successfully for a permanent ban on the burning of toxic construction and demolition debris, which would have added to air and water pollution in New Hampshire.

Protecting New Hampshire's Waters

John Lynch knows that New Hampshire's lakes and ponds are critical to our economy and our quality of life. That is why he signed legislation providing greater protections for the shores of our lakes and ponds, helping to protect New Hampshire's lakes and ponds for future generations.

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