Opinion

How to make ice in a democracy

The “Frost Heaves” signs peppered over the roads are both a welcome and a warning. They are the result of the seasonal quarrel between warm and cold weather, thawing and freezing and expanding and contracting soil. Change is often a bumpy…

RGGI requires a cautious approach

Ten states in the Northeast, including New Hampshire, are part of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI, which seeks to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions from participating states’ fossil fuel power plants. Power plants in each participating…

H-1B visas are indentured servitude

To the editor: I am amazed that a New Hampshire attorney would openly promote the importation of non-American indentured six-year servants to be trained by loyal American workers who are then to be discarded (“H-1B visa program is broken, and…

Memo to BIA: wake up, please

New Hampshire’s Business and Industry Association, which calls itself our “State Chamber of Commerce,” seems to need a wake-up call about climate change and the harm it will bring to New Hampshire’s business if we don’t try to do something…

Consider climate change policy carefully

In 2008, as the realities of climate change become increasingly clear, New Hampshire is preparing to implement two public policy initiatives that have far-reaching implications for the electric utility industry and consumers. Both policies —Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) legislation and…

Landfill settlement benefits N.H.

As attorney general for New Hampshire, I take seriously my responsibility to enforce the state’s environmental laws and to protect public health and the environment. Therefore, I think it is important for all citizens to understand my views on how…