Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Hampshire legislation helps towns protect groundwater

Thanks to the diligent work of Bill McCann, AfD's New Hampshire organizer for the Defending Water for Life Campaign, New Hampshire now has a state law that enables towns to pass local ordinances to protect groundwater. Serving on the NH Groundwater Commission established by the state legislature, Bill held hearings around the state on the issue of local control and then built on this base to get the state law passed. The law makes it unlikely that the state will challenge local ordinances like the one passed in Barnstead in 2006, with support from AfD's Defending Water campaign. The Barnstead ordinance has now been replicated in three other NH towns. The law goes into effect on September 18th.

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