NH Governor Vetoes Much-Needed Landfill Siting Bill

Would create a buffer between polluting landfills and water bodies

landfill with garbage trucks

June 24, 2022 (CONCORD, NH) – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed an important waste bill that would have created a buffer zone for new landfills to help prevent toxic pollutants from reaching nearby waterways. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Governor Sununu let New Hampshire down today,” said Tom Irwin, Vice President of CLF New Hampshire. “While we ultimately need to move away from landfilling, it’s critical that the state develop strong laws regarding how and where these facilities are allowed to be located. All landfills eventually leak toxic pollutants and this bill would have ensured that our waters are better protected. The legislature must override this veto.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.