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EPA Proposes Additional Water Line Connections for Groundwater Contamination at Tinkham Garage Superfund Site...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in consultation with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), is proposing additional connections to an existing water line for residents whose wells have been found to have contamination and whom live northeast section of the Tinkham Garage Superfund Site (Site). This proposal is included in a draft Explanation of Significant Differences, a document that provides details on the contamination and this proposal.

After Midnight Expiration, Shaheen Seeks Land & Water Conservation Fund Reauthorization

On the Senate floor this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Republicans in the Senate who support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to encourage fellow Republicans to end their obstruction of the program’s reauthorization. The LWCF expired yesterday at midnight, despite bipartisan calls for its reauthorization. During her remarks, Shaheen made a motion for unanimous consent to pass legislation that would grant a 60-day extension of the fund, a request that was once again blocked by Republicans.

Kuster Sends Letter to FERC Calling for Review of All Energy Projects in Region

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) presented a letter to the Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC) calling for FERC to consider assessing energy projects across the region in tandem with its review of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. The letter was read at the final scoping meeting before FERC’s preliminary scoping period ends and Kinder Morgan officially files with FERC initiating the Environmental Impact Study process. Congresswoman Kuster has fought for a respectful, comprehensive, and transparent public review process for the pipeline.

Ayotte Applauds Air Force Decision to Clean All Three Wells at Pease and Forgo...

U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) issued this statement following confirmation from the Air Force that it will clean up all three city-owned wells at Pease and forgo a dispute with the Environmental Protection Agency's order to clean up the Haven well

New Hampshire Delegation Continues Push For Greater Public Input in Pipeline Permitting Process

New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation renewed their request to the Department of Energy Inspector General to address specific concerns about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) permitting process for interstate natural gas pipelines. The inquiry comes as the delegation continues to seek greater consideration of public comments by Granite State residents and communities potentially impacted by Kinder Morgan's proposed Northeast Energy Direct (NED) natural gas pipeline.

Udall, Heinrich Announce $23.2 Million in Grants for Taos, Artesia, Albuquerque Airports

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $23.2 million in grants to support air transportation infrastructure at the airports in Taos, Artesia and Albuquerque. The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grants to fund airport construction and rehabilitation, and reduce pollution.

Shaheen, Leahy, Burr & Collins Lead Bipartisan Letter Pressing For Continuation of Land And...

With the expiration of the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) fast approaching, a bipartisan coalition of 51 senators led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Susan Collins (R-ME) is calling on Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid to permanently reauthorize and adequately fund the nation’s premier federal conservation program, now in its 50th year.

New Hampshire Receives Federal Grant for Nashua Drug Court

Governor Maggie Hassan, New Hampshire Department of Health of Human Services (DHHS) Commissioner Nick Toumpas, and New Hampshire Superior Court Chief Justice Tina L. Nadeau today announced that DHHS received a federal grant totaling $974,991 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] for Hillsborough County Southern District Adult Drug Court in Nashua

Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen Applaud $1.25 Million in Grants to Address Youth Substance Abuse...

Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the announcement of $1.25 Million in federal funding for New Hampshire youth substance abuse prevention programs. The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will distribute ten grants of $125,000 to programs across the state.

Hassan, Shaheen Applaud $1.25 Million in Grants to Address Youth Substance Abuse in New...

Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the announcement of $1.25 Million in federal funding for New Hampshire youth substance abuse prevention programs. The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will distribute ten grants of $125,000 to programs across the state

Governor Hassan, Senator Shaheen Announce Seven New Hampshire Projects to Receive Northern Border Regional...

Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that seven New Hampshire projects will receive grant funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission to help spur economic and community development in the North Country.

EPA Opens Comment Period on Proposed Modifications to Draft NH Stormwater Permit

EPA has proposed modifications to the draft General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in New Hampshire based on comments received. These proposed modifications both clarify and increase flexibility to the permit requirements by aligning it more closely with New Hampshire State Standards. The sections with the proposed modifications are now open for public comment until November 2, 2015.

New Program Offers Home Repair and Rehabilitation to New Hampshire Veterans

Veterans in need of accessibility improvements or repairs to their home can now access funding to help with the needed work. A new program from the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association called Hammers for Veterans has been formed, and it recently received $25,000 in funding from New Hampshire Housing

Guinta Visits Families in Transition’s Resource Center and Shelter in Manchester

On Tuesday August, 18, 2015, Congressman Guinta (NH-01) visited Families in Transition’s newest housing development facility on Lake Avenue in Manchester, NH.  The Family Place Resource Center and Shelter will provide transitional housing to homeless families across New Hampshire and also includes such critical services as a healthcare clinic, preschool, and will help facilitate employment opportunities to assist families in achieving financial independence

Governor Hassan’s Statement on the Clean Power Plan

Governor Maggie Hassan issued the following statement on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Barack Obama today: “New Hampshire has long been a leader in efforts to cut carbon emissions and combat climate change so that we can have the cleaner and safer environment that our people need to live healthy, productive lives, and it is very encouraging to see similar efforts at the national level


New Hampshire Housing Graduates Second Class of Homeownership Fellows

New Hampshire Housing graduated its second class of Homeownership Fellows recently. This year-long program accepts applications from emerging leaders in the mortgage origination field and is broken down into six educational development sessions. Sessions include learning about New Hampshire Housing’s entire range of programs, meeting with successful mortgage professionals, spending time at the New Hampshire Legislature, and visiting with other top state and national officials



The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a group of New Hampshire landlords with housing discrimination for denying families with children the opportunity to rent certain apartments