NH votes to end RGGI participation — again.
Source: Prov. Journal
NH House votes to repeal greenhouse gas law
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ? New Hampshire’s House has voted for the second time in two years to end the state’s participation in a regional program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The House voted by voice vote Wednesday to end New Hampshire’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in 2015.
Gov. John Lynch vetoed a similar bill last year. The Senate’s vote to override the veto fell short and the bill died.
The regional program is a cap-and-trade program for carbon dioxide.
Repeal supporters argue the program is a stealth tax on electric users. But opponents say New Hampshire consumers would lose the benefits of belonging to the program while New Hampshire’s rates would still reflect cap-and-trade costs included in rates in the regional power pool.
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