House Republicans Pass Committee to Study Landfill Issues

Manchester, NH- House Environment and Agriculture Committee leadership, Rep. Howard Pearl (R-Loudon) and Rep. Judy Aron (R-Acworth), released the following joint statement after the House passed HB1049, establishing a committee to study landfill siting criteria and methods for reducing pressure on landfill capacity, on the consent calendar.

“The Environment and Agriculture committee has seen a plethora of bills dealing with landfill issues in our state. We believe it is in our best interest to establish this committee to see if any updates need to be made to landfill siting criteria, something that has not been studied in our state in quite some time.”

“This bill creates a study committee to study landfill siting criteria with a focus on local impact, policies on landfill capacity pressure, surety bonding on new landfill projects, setbacks from bodies of water and offsite water flow potential, and extended producer responsibilities relating to meeting solid waste reduction goals for reducing pressure on landfill capacity.”

“House Republicans understand the environmental impact that landfills have on our state and we look forward to finding ways to protect our environment.”

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