November 3rd, 2007
05:11 PM ET
15 years ago

Shaheen goes green

Shaheen steps up for the environment.

CONCORD, New Hampshire (CNN) – At a climate change rally held outside the statehouse, former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen called for a renewed commitment to protecting the environment.

“Our quality of life is being affected by our failure to address global warming,” said Shaheen.

Shaheen discussed how climate change had already made a “tremendous impact” on the Granite State’s tourism industry and pointed to shorter snowfalls, changes in fall foliage and decreased maple sugar production.

Shaheen who is running for a U.S. senate seat in 2008 stated she would seek to reduce pollution that causes global warming and set an 80 percent reduction goal by the year 2050. Her plan includes economy wide emissions reduction, aggressive research and development and incentives for citizens to conserve.

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Karen,ny

    Jeanne Shaheen, what ever made you come to that conclusion. I guess that you think by jumping on the bandwagon some thoughless person might actually cast a vote for you. Well, I don't really think you would be my cup of tea and I do SUPPORT the environment. TA TA

    November 3, 2007 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  2. Daniel, NY

    Campaign Diaries has just released its new very detailed rankings of Senate races. New Hampshire is high on the list! Link.

    November 3, 2007 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. Chris, Middletown, CT

    How does she address the warming on Mars? How does she address the fact that on Gores charts...CO2 levels rise a thousand years later (watch John Stossels "Give me a break" on 20/20) I love the people who don't read....and are spoon fed the news people what they to hear....also Democrats -help me with this one – Kennedy said "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" – what happened…your love of entitlement programs is making any literate voter sick…help me understand why the love of the socialist doctrine? (Saul Alinsky's actually a Marxist)

    November 3, 2007 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  4. Wallace, Chicago IL

    Daniel, NY

    Howard Dean was leading in the polls in 2004. You see what happened to him right? These polls mean very little.

    I tell you, you have never met a poll you didn't like, huh? You see a poll and think that is "the gospel" and come on here and post it.

    We need to all start calling you "Fake Poll Guy". (seriously)

    sheesh. 🙂


    November 4, 2007 01:48 am at 1:48 am |
  5. Bowsler Dallas TX

    Why don't you just have Tehran State News cover the election.

    November 4, 2007 01:57 am at 1:57 am |

    I really have nothing to say here, but neither did she.


    November 4, 2007 02:45 am at 2:45 am |
  7. alan St Louis

    Mind washed republican sheep

    She is right by the environment.

    CO2 was not a problem a 1000 years ago becuse there were no cars or factories lol.

    Explain why the polar caps are a lot smaller then they were 40 years ago?

    Explain why the weather is breacking new records constanly in the last 10 years. New record highs, record droughts, record rain fall, record typons and hurricanes.

    I guess for some of you wont support to save the environment till your house is under the sea, with mass famine plaguing the world.

    The Big 3 and OIL companies which own the republican party want you to believe this is a natural change. NO it cant be the trillions of C02 being pumped into the air daily. If it is the cause we will go Bankrupt.

    SO which is it.
    Do you want a pile of gold


    save the earth

    and the sad thing a lot of people rather take the gold and kill the planet lol. How do you spend gold when most of the planet is dead???

    Which is OK if your on the top 10% of the richest people on earth.(IE Republican corpate leaders) They be the only one that be able to buy food and land.

    November 4, 2007 03:19 am at 3:19 am |
  8. E. Elliott, Orlando, FL

    To answer the question on Dean, he was given a political swift-boating by the same type of repugs that were practicing for John Kerry later. As to this lady, I see not one word about the position of her opponent. Are they energy company wh*res like the current administration? And just when did an environmentally responisble stance on the economy equate to being a socialist/communist? Please people, try to think.

    November 4, 2007 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  9. veljo, manchester, nh

    Yea, it is how it works; at the last election two Bush's servants from NH, acting as a US Congressmen, lost their bid for the reelection. Two unknown Democrats won. Now is Sununu's turn; in the past few years all his votes in the Senate were along with Bush policies, against the people. NH will know how to react on that.

    November 4, 2007 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  10. Karen,ny

    Middletown..I know that you are a Republican and we are trying to do something for our country by removing your party. As for the Saul Alinsky cult, I agree that they are a little scarey in their thought process, they are mentally disturbed. They just want everyone to think as they do.

    November 4, 2007 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  11. Doug, East Tennessee

    As usual the oh how stupid this is because the republicans said so crowd is coming out. Let me ask you a question, what would be the down side to implementing the following environmental reforms; higher CAFE standards, emission controls for all vehicles (including construction and 18 wheelers), and alternative fuels? Answer: cleaner air, energy independence, breaking OPEC, and new exportable energy technology. Man would that be terrible.

    November 4, 2007 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  12. Chris, Middletown, CT

    I think the biggest issue is that the global warming science is flawed. Mars is also "warming" – and even on Gores charts....get a really close look...warming started....then a thousand years later CO2 increased....I think we should go green for the reasons you mentioned....yet..its the lying part I hate...and won't support global warming alarmists

    Karen – my party was supported by your party in the war and funding the they turn tail and make this a political issue for the dumb and say "we have to get out of Bushs war" – Hillary voted for it....and funded it...and when she is the Dems will vote for her....its like a weird cult far I like Giuliani and Obama....I don't vote party line...I research my candidates (Obama is further left than I like....but he is a straight shooter...whereas Giuliani is the only moderate running)

    November 5, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |