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Press Release

For Immediate Release
July 11, 2014

Communications Office

Governor Hassan’s Statement on Signing SB 245

CONCORD – Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement after today signing SB 245, a measure relative to the siting of energy facilities:

“As we work to diversify our energy sources, reduce energy costs, and provide predictability for businesses, we must ensure that the siting process for new energy projects includes the views of local communities and protects what makes our state special. SB 245 adjusts the membership and duties of the Site Evaluation Committee, strengthening our efforts to ensure that the voices of local communities are heard. SB245 will also continue our efforts to develop a long-term energy strategy that will reduce costs and pollution, create jobs and improve reliability and diversity while protecting the natural resources that define us as a state. I thank legislators from both parties and all stakeholders who worked on this bipartisan measure that will help us build a stronger, more affordable energy future.”