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On Washington's side: Shea-Porter takes her stand
Last week Shea-Porter participated in a conference on the future of the Great Bay. High levels of nitrogen have been a problem in the bay. The Environmental Protection Agency has set new nitrogen emission standards that are extremely low and that will cost the communities on the bay hundreds of millions of dollars to meet. Several of the municipalities have sued, saying that the standards are far too low and won't produce the desired results.
Shea-Porter, of course, is siding with the EPA, questionable science and all. Instead of siding with the local municipalities, she said she would try to get federal money to help pay for the costs of meeting the EPA's standards. She called water bodies like the Great Bay "national treasures" that need to be protected. True, but how? That's the question, and Shea-Porter's answer is: However the EPA says.
Also last week, Shea-Porter finally took some kind of position on the Internet sales tax legislation pending in Washington, which could lead to the destruction of the New Hampshire Advantage. Her position was to support Jeanne Shaheen's proposed amendment carving out an exception for states that do not have a sales tax. Of course, once the law is in place, that exception can be revoked easily.
From Obamacare to Medicaid expansion to the Internet sales tax, it would be helpful if New Hampshire's 1st District were represented in Congress by someone who actually sided with New Hampshire instead of Washington power-grabbers.
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