Weekly N.H. News Roundup: August 23, 2019
We focus on environmental news on this edition of the Weekly New Hampshire News Roundup. We talk about climate issues on the 2020 campaign trail after the departure of Jay Inslee, and compare the climate plans offered by other Democratic candidates. Following protests at the statehouse over the Merrimack Station coal plant, we discuss the future of fossil fuel generators in the state. Plus, the latest environmental vetoes and bill signings from Governor Chris Sununu. Annie Ropeik, NHPR's environment and energy reporter, is guest host.
- Sam Evans-Brown - host of NHPR's, Outside/In, our show about the natural world and how we use it.
- We discuss the 2020 candidates and their climate plans with Leah Stokes, Assistant Professor of Climate Politics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Lila Kohrman-Glaser, co-director of 350 NH Action, joins us to talk about protesting the 440-megawatt Merrimack Station at the statehouse.
- Bay Road in Newmarket is currently closed for replacement of a tidal culvert to reduce road flooding, improve water flow and fish passage. We discuss coastal resiliencey with Dr. David Patrick, Director of Conservation at The Nature Conservancy,