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Windham Patch: Lewandowski to Testify Before State Energy Committee

January 19, 2012 J

By Michael Ryan – January 19, 2012

Windham resident and Americans for Prosperity New Hampshire Director Corey Lewandowski will testify in Concord today in support of a bill which would require legislative approval for state participation in any low-carbon fuel standard program.

Lewandowski will be before the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee at 9:30 a.m.

According to the bill, labeled HB 1487, the approval would be needed before any funds could be provided or expended involving the state’s “planning, evaluating, implementing or participating in any state, regional or national low carbon fuel standards program.”

AFP N.H. spoke out in early November about the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Lewandowski once again said in a release this morning that New Hampshire doesn’t need another RGGI, which is why AFP N.H. supports HB 1487.

“The concept of making something, in this case carbon-intensive fuels, more expensive to raise money for alternative energy projects has been attempted in New Hampshire under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” said Lewandowski. “(That) has been an utter failure in this state and has only raised the electricity rates of New Hampshire taxpayers.”

The hearing is scheduled to take place in the Department of Environmental Services building.

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