Timber Industry Plans State House Rally For Energy Veto Overrides

Sep 6, 2018

People in the timber industry will rally outside the New Hampshire State House on Thursday to encourage legislators to vote to override two of Gov. Chris Sununu's vetoes.
Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

The fight to overturn two energy bill vetoes will come to the State House today with a demonstration.

The timber industry and renewable energy supporters have teamed up to urge legislators to override Gov. Chris Sununu's vetoes. One would subsidize the biomass power industry, while the other would expand net metering in New Hampshire.

During a late morning rally today, loggers plan to park their equipment outside the State House. Forest products business owners, solar advocates and others will make speeches.

The two vetoed bills originally passed by wide margins with bipartisan support. At least two-thirds of the House and Senate will have to vote to override the vetoes on Sept. 13 if the bills are to survive.