SEE “What Can I DO” for a sample email to send to the NH PUC
Scroll down for map and background info, SEE Jon Chaffee’s Op-Ed under “News”
Liberty Utilities has proposed an 11-mile fracked gas pipeline running along RT 12-A in W. Lebanon, NH to west of the Lebanon Green, and north to downtown Hanover.
Community opposition is mounting, including nine community organizations. In the past, “natural” gas was widely viewed as a “bridge fuel”, less polluting when burned than oil and coal, a bridge until renewable energy sources were more affordable and available. But solid research over the last 6 years shows that hydraulically fractured (fracked) gas (1) has a larger greenhouse gas footprint than oil and even coal due to methane leaks, thus contributing more to climate change than other fuels and (2) results in serious health and water quality impacts in the communities where it is extracted. Also, prices are projected to increase as supplies decline and exports increase.
Proposed pipeline to run from RT 12-A in West Lebanon to downtown Hanover, NH
This is the PUC docket: http://www.puc.state.nh.us/Regulatory/Docketbk/2016/16-852.html
Saturday, August 12th
Music, speakers, and food
Speakers include: NH Representative Lee Oxenham, Stephanie Scherr, Director of ECHO Action NH, Rachel Smolker, PhD, Rev. Gregory Wilson
Performances by: Dave Clark Band * Wool * Cat and Laura Duo
bring chairs, blankets, picnic food
Sponsored by: The Upper Valley Transformational Action Affinity Group * Upper Valley 350 * Upper Valley Young Liberals* Upper Valley Affinity Group * Upper Valley Democrats * Action Together Upper Valley * Sierra Club/ Upper Valley
“Grassroots activists are raising broader concerns which, given the extraordinary efforts they have undertaken, also deserve respectful attention — from the PUC, the utility and most certainly the local daily newspaper. Please ramp up your coverage of whether the Upper Valley truly needs a natural gas utility.” – DON KREIS Concord
Valley News – July 18, 2017 Consumer advocates and staff members for the state Public Utilities Commission recently said they would like Liberty Utilities to show more evidence that its proposed natural gas facility in Lebanon and pipeline to Hanover is financially viable. To read article, see News
The Lebanon Planning Board voted unanimously on Monday night to approve an addendum that removes references supporting “natural gas” and “liquid natural gas” from the city’s guiding document. The move came on the heels of similar votes of support from the City Council and the ad hoc Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee.
Go to “News” for entire Valley News article, or read it here: “Lebanon Tweaks City Plan”
4th of July Parade – Hanover, NH
Our 9-community organization collaboration handed out hundreds of flyers and won second place!!! More pics are in “Gallery”!