Earmarks and the Great Bay Estuary

Daniel Barrick’s article touching upon the role that federal earmark spending has played in funding Great Bay conservation and coastal research in New Hampshire has sparked a flurry of related media coverage. According to the article, retiring Senator Judd Gregg used the earmark process to secure more than $100 million in federal funding used to protect wetlands around Great Bay and build a coastal research center at UNH. Senator-elect Kelly Ayotte opposes earmarks, but will hopefully work to find other ways to provide the funding needed to save this estuary in decline.

Learn more:

Tallying Gregg’s earmarks for N.H. – Concord Monitor

Gregg built legacy of earmarks – Concord Monitor

Will Choice Bacon Still Come Home? – Foster’s Daily Democrat

NH Earmarks on the table – Manchester Examiner

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