NH’s Sununu calls emissions standards ‘an important debate’

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New Hampshire Senator John Sununu says setting emissions standards is an important debate, and he hopes an upcoming bill calling for mandatory limits on greenhouse gases will make every effort to minimize costs for the state’s consumers and economy.

The bill, the Climate Security Act, which would create a national greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system, is scheduled to be considered by the Senate the first week of June.

Sununu has co-sponsored another piece of legislation to set emissions standards for carbon dioxide as well as for sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury. The bill would address air quality and climate change by establishing a schedule to significantly reduce harmful emissions from power plants through a cap-and-trade system.

Sununu released his statement following a news conference yesterday morning by a group of New Hampshire business leaders calling on Sununu and Gregg to support the upcoming bill.

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