Governor Will Sign Mercury Emissions Bill

From The Office of Governor John Lynch

CONCORD - Saying that it will help protect the health of New Hampshire citizens and the state's environment, Gov. John Lynch said today he looks forward to signing legislation aimed at reducing mercury emissions from the state's coal-fired power plants.

" Mercury is poisoning New Hampshire's beautiful lakes and rivers and endangering the health of our citizens, particularly pregnant women and children. This legislation is an important step forward in protecting the health of our citizens and preserving our natural resources, and I look forward to signing it, " Gov. Lynch said.

The legislation, HB 1673, passed the Senate today and has already passed the House.