YOUR HELP IS NEEDED TODAY!
WOOD ASH FROM BIOMASS PLANTS WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR FARM FIELDS IF THE GOVERNOR VETOS THIS BILL
Please call or fax the Governor’s office right away. Leave him a message that you support Senate Bill 129 and ask the Governor to not veto this bill. Leave your Name and Town and ask him to support biomass because you need the wood ash from the biomass plants for your farm operations.
Please contact the governor’s office TODAY to voice your support for SB129 or wood ash could disappear.
Contact Governor Sununu:
(603) 271-2121 phone. Or fax (603) 271-7680
Or email him through his website https://business.nh.gov/nhgovernor/comments.asp
The opposition is also contacting the Governor’s office, and we need to counter that and show that SB 129 is critical to the survival of N.H.’s six independent biomass plants and to New Hampshire’s timberland owners and the forest products businesses that rely on the low-grade timber markets these plants provide. Without those plants, New Hampshire will lose most of its low-grade timber markets. Without these markets, forestry, logging, and sawmilling will look very different a few months from now. Foresters and landowners will lose an important tool for sustainable forestry, loggers will lose an important market for their timber, and sawmills will lose an important market for mill waste. And farmers will lose wood ash.
In short, if the Governor only hears from the opposition and as a result does not act to allow SB 129 to become law, it would be a bone-breaking blow to our industry, meaning the loss of over 900 jobs and $250 million in annual economic activity, according to an economic analysis conducted by Plymouth State University in March.
PLEASE CALL GOVERNOR SUNUNU’S OFFICE TODAY!
In your message, clearly state that you support Senate Bill 129 and the importance of the continued biomass power operations to your timberland, business, farm operation, and jobs.
If you have any questions please contact Shelagh Connelly firstname.lastname@example.org or Charley Hanson email@example.com
or call RMI at 603-536-8900