Major concerns of North Country residents outlined in a new, preliminary draft report include protecting air quality and the water supply both for drinking and recreation...
There is also strong support for local agriculture and improving energy efficiency, including renewable resources.
But there is also a desire for local governments to have more of a say in whether renewable energy projects are approved.
North Country economic development officials are crossing their fingers and waiting to hear later this summer whether the federal government will provide money to upgrade a section of rail line through Coos County.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
For years one of the problems with economic development in the North Country has been getting stuff in and getting stuff out.
Figuring that storms are as inevitable as death and taxes a North Country planning group will be looking at ways to minimize the impact of bad weather on the economy.
“You know we can’t predict the weather but maybe we can be prepared for what it might bring us,” said Patricia Garvin, the economic development coordinator for the North Country Council.
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