NH Senate Kills Landfill Legislation

Would have banned new landfills near state parks

landfill with garbage trucks

May 20, 2021 (CONCORD, NH) – New Hampshire senators failed to pass a bill that would have banned the construction of new landfills within two miles of any state park. Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement in response.

“Polluting landfills don’t belong anywhere near New Hampshire’s beautiful state parks,” said CLF attorney Peter Blair. “The Senate has taken a giant step backward in killing this commonsense legislation that would have preserved parks for everyone’s enjoyment. It’s time we stop the endless construction of landfills and instead boost recycling and other proven methods to reduce our waste.”

CLF experts are available for further comment.