PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America
October 8, 2007

Obama Campaign Announces New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama Steering Committee

Environmental and energy policymakers, experts and activists join campaign to lead grassroots organizing efforts

MANCHESTER, NH—As Senator Barack Obama headed to Portsmouth today to unveil his plan for a Clean Energy Future, Obama for America announced the membership of the New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama Steering Committee.  The Steering Committee, consisting of State representatives, policy experts, activists, innovators, and business leaders, will coordinate outreach and advise the campaign on environmental and energy issues.

“Barack Obama has shown his commitment to our environment throughout his career in public service—passing laws to promote biofuels and invest in fuel-efficient vehicles and proposing a national low carbon fuel standard as part of his campaign platform,” State Representative David Borden said.  “But even more important, Obama understands that if we’re going to tackle the urgent crisis of climate change, we’re going to have to bring all sides together.  He’s the only candidate in this race who has the ability to unite people for real change in our energy policy.”

In his speech today at the Portsmouth Public Library, Senator Obama will lay out a set of proposals that will allow America to lead the world in combating global climate change.

**New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama Steering Committee members are available to speak to the media. Please contact Reid Cherlin for details at (603) 668-2008.

New Hampshire Environmentalists for Obama


Senator Harold Janeway – State Senator, Member of Finance, Ways & Means, Health & Human Services and the Wildlife, Fish & Game Committees
Webster, NH

Senator Martha Fuller Clark – State Senator, Chairwoman of Energy, Environment, and Economic Development
Portsmouth, NH

Robin Read – Former State Representative; Energy Programs Coordinator for Governor Shaheen
Portsmouth, NH

Steering Committee:

Gary Hirshberg – CEO Stonyfield Farm; Chairman O’Naturals
Concord, NH

David Borden – State Representative, Member of Science, Technology and Energy Committee
New Castle, NH

Jim Powers – State Representative, Member of Environment and Agriculture Committee
Portsmouth, NH

Clifton Below –Former State Senator and current public utilities commissioner
Lebanon, NH

Jim Duffy – Keene City Councilman
Keene, NH

Mike Smith – Former Chairman, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Lyme, NH

Scott Brown – CEO, New Energy Capital
Hanover, NH

Lea Aeschliman – Advisor, Pew Charitable Trusts Global Warming Program; Former Public Utilities Commissioner; Former state legislator
Portsmouth, NH

Dorn Cox – Organic Farmer; Biofuel researcher and founder of the Oyster River Biofuel Initiative
Lee, NH

Michael Dorsey – Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College Environmental Studies Program
Hanover, NH

Tom Elliott – Former Political Chair and Chairman, New Hampshire Sierra Club; Business Manager and Marketing Director for Joomlashack, LLC
Newport, NH

Kirk Stone- Coordinator of the NH Partnership for High Performance Schools at the Jordan Institute
Bow, NH

Brad Kuster- Environmental lawyer; Former staff attorney at the Conservation Law Foundation
Hopkinton, NH




October 8, 2007

Contact: Reid Cherlin