Sen. Ayotte Backs Clean Power Plan, Reflects NH’s Bipartisan Conservation Tradition

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has announced her support of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency limits on industrial carbon pollution, the first Republican U.S. senator to do so. “I have decided to support the Clean Power Plan to address climate change through clean energy solutions that will protect our environment. New Hampshire is already well on its way to meet the goals of the Clean Power Plan through positive steps it has already taken,” said Sen. Ayotte, citing New Hampshire’s success in cutting pollution through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:

“The National Wildlife Federation applauds Senator Ayotte for her strong leadership to conserve America's wildlife and protect our natural resources. Her actions today embody the best of New Hampshire’s long tradition of bipartisan support for conservation. Building upon the innovative successes of states like New Hampshire, the Clean Power Plan provides an effective blueprint to reduce carbon pollution while spurring manufacturing and construction jobs. We encourage all members of Congress to work across party lines to find common-sense solutions that enrich America’s outdoor heritage.”

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