Governor: Extending Ban on Burning C & D Will Protect the Health of NH Citizens, Environment

From The Office of Governor John Lynch

CONCORD -- Gov. John Lynch applauded the Senate for today passing legislation to extend New Hampshire's moratorium on the burning of construction-and-demolition debris, a move he urged in his State of the State address.

" The burning of construction-and-demolition debris poses serious risks to the health of our citizens and the health of our environment. I applaud the Senate for recognizing the dangers posed by the burning of this debris and for voting to extend the moratorium, " Gov. Lynch said.

Gov. Lynch signed legislation last year putting in place a moratorium on the burning of construction and demolition debris. That moratorium would end July 2006.

The legislation, HB 1443, extends the moratorium until December 31, 2007.