News : NH group backs clean energy plan

Jul 26, 2010

From The Nashua Telegraph

By Cameron Kittle

John Thornton, an Iraq veteran from Nashua is among a small group of New Hampshire residents in the nation’s capital who want to deliver a powerful message.

Thornton, who took took two days off work as a software engineer at BAE Systems to fly down to Washington, considers the country’s energy policies and its dependence on oil as a risk to national security.

“The reason why we are involved in Iraq in the first place and can’t find a way out is because our current energy policy relies so much on foreign oil,” he said. “We’re going to keep losing people fighting for oil resources until we can move off of that.”

Thornton, 29, is among a group of 13 New Hampshire residents who came to Washington on Wednesday to push for legislation on clean energy.

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