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Agenda 21 in NH by Executive Order

Agenda 21 in NH by Executive Order

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Published by Hal Shurtleff
A news release concerning the actions of NH Governor Lynch issuing an executrive order to comply with Agenda 21 and fresh water.
A news release concerning the actions of NH Governor Lynch issuing an executrive order to comply with Agenda 21 and fresh water.

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Published by: Hal Shurtleff on Apr 22, 2012
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For Immediate ReleaseApril 22, 2011Contact:Communications DirectorOffice of the Governor603-271-2121
On Earth Day, Governor Lynch Issues Executive Order Creating Water SustainabilityCommissionCommission Charged With Developing Plan To Ensure Clean, Sustainable NH Water SupplyCONCORD - Governor John Lynch today issued an Executive Order, creating a Water Sustainability Commission charged with developing a plan to help ensure New Hampshirehas a safe, clean and sustainable water supply for the future."We have a responsibility to look to the future and act to protect the long-term sustainabilityof our environment and our economy. A major challenge facing our environment is ensuringclean, sustainable water supplies," Governor Lynch said. "Our beautiful lakes and rivershelp provide countless recreation opportunities for our families and visitors, which helps tofuel our vibrant tourism industry. A clean water supply is also important for manufacturersand businesses across the state, making this issue important for our environment, our economy and the future success of our state."New Hampshire has abundant water resources with nearly 17,000 miles of rivers andstreams, 1,000 lakes and 238 miles of ocean and estuarine coastline.The Governor will appoint 15 members to the commission from the public, state and localgovernment, business and industry, and the environmental and conservation communities.In accordance with the Executive Order, the commission will provide an opportunity for public input during its study, and shall hold a public hearing in each of the five ExecutiveCouncil districts. The commission shall also seek input from a broad range of organizationsand interests that are concerned with the availability of sustainable water.The commission shall submit a report to the Governor by June 1, 2012.The members of the commission that have been appointed by the Governor are:John Gilbert, Chair, NH Water Council and former CEO of GeoInsightChuck Souther, Apple Hill FarmJohn Palermo, VP of Operations, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New EnglandMichael Licata, VP of NH Business and Industry AssociationDenise Hart, Food and Water WatchAmy Manzelli, Attorney, Sulloway & HollisDr. Alison Watts, Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, UNHCliff Sinnott, Executive Director, Rockingham Planning CommissionMarcie Lyman, conservation expertDave Allen, Deputy Director, Portsmouth Public WorksRobert Beaurivage, Assistant Director, Manchester Water WorksTom Burack, Commissioner, Department of Environmental ServicesGlenn Normandeau, Executive Director, NH Fish & GameA copy of the Executive Order is below:STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIREBY HIS EXCELLENCYJOHN H. LYNCHEXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 2011-2An Order Establishing a CommissionTo Develop a Water Sustainability Plan for the State of New Hampshire

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