Supporters of legislation that sought to prohibit new landfills near fast-moving groundwater had their hopes dashed on Friday

Supporters of legislation that sought to prohibit new landfills near fast-moving groundwater had their hopes dashed on Friday when the bill that was sponsored by a local state representative and co-written by a local resident was vetoed by Gov. Chris Sununu. They’re hoping, though, that the New Hampshire Legislature will vote later this year to override the veto, or failing that, to bring the bill back in 2023. In his veto message for House Bill 1454, Sununu said he agrees with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services that the bill would have been better suited as a study and that it would have likely curtailed landfill development and the raising of additional fees and taxes on New Hampshire residents for solid waste management.

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