Environmental and energy policy makers, experts and activists join campaign to lead grassroots organizing efforts
MANCHESTER , NH—As Senator Barack Obama headed to Portsmouth today to unveil his plan for a Clean Energy Future, Obama for America announced the membership of the New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama Steering Committee. The Steering Committee, consisting of State representatives, policy experts, activists, innovators, and business leaders, will coordinate outreach and advise the campaign on environmental and energy issues.
“Barack Obama has shown his commitment to our environment throughout his career in public service—passing laws to promote biofuels and invest in fuel-efficient vehicles and proposing a national low carbon fuel standard as part of his campaign platform,” State Representative David Borden said. “But even more important, Obama understands that if we’re going to tackle the urgent crisis of climate change, we’re going to have to bring all sides together. He’s the only candidate in this race who has the ability to unite people for real change in our energy policy.”
In his speech today at the Portsmouth Public Library, Senator Obama will lay out a set of proposals that will allow Americato lead the world in combating global climate change.
**New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama Steering Committee members are available to speak to the media. Please contact Reid Cherlin for details at (603) 668-2008.
New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama
Senator Harold Janeway – State Senator, Member of Finance, Ways & Means, Health & Human Services and the Wildlife, Fish & Game Committees
Senator Martha Fuller Clark – State Senator, Chairwoman of Energy, Environment, and Economic Development
Robin Read – Former State Representative; Energy Programs Coordinator for Governor Shaheen
Gary Hirshberg – CEO Stonyfield Farm; Chairman O’Naturals
David Borden – State Representative, Member of Science, Technology and Energy Committee
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Jim Powers – State Representative, Member of Environment and Agriculture Committee
Clifton Below – Former State Senator and current public utilities commissioner
Jim Duffy – Keene City Councilman
Mike Smith – Former Chairman, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Scott Brown – CEO, New Energy Capital
Lea Aeschliman – Advisor, Pew Charitable Trusts Global Warming Program; Former Public Utilities Commissioner; Former state legislator
Dorn Cox – Organic Farmer; Biofuel researcher and founder of the Oyster River Biofuel Initiative
Michael Dorsey – Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College Environmental Studies Program
Tom Elliott – Former Political Chair and Chairman, New Hampshire Sierra Club; Business Manager and Marketing Director for Joomlashack, LLC
Kirk Stone- Coordinator of the NH Partnership for High Performance Schools at the Jordan Institute
Brad Kuster- Environmental lawyer; Former staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation