Sustainable Lebanon To Present Petition to City Council, Rally on City Hall Steps

43691148_2124896364494589_7231442144286736384_oOn October 17, at 6:30 pm, concerned residents will rally on the steps of Lebanon City Hall to send city government the message, “No Pipeline Here!” They will then go inside at 7:00 pm to deliver to the City Council a petition signed by over 1,100 Lebanon residents. The petition, circulated by Sustainable Lebanon, asks the City Council to take every legal and regulatory action at its disposal to prevent the natural gas storage facility and pipeline from proceeding.

Last March, Liberty Utilities secured a gas distribution franchise from the NH Public Utilities Commission (PUC), which provides it a license to build a fracked gas storage depot and construct a pipeline through Lebanon and Hanover streets, despite objection from thousands of residents and both municipalities. Catastrophic climate events along with concerns about health and safety have convinced Sustainable Lebanon that we have to move quickly to stop burning fossil fuels.

WHO: Lebanon residents who oppose the pipeline, including the grassroots volunteer group Sustainable Lebanon.

WHAT: A rally with concerned residents on the steps of City Hall, followed by a petition delivery to City Council with over 1,100 signatures.

WHEN: October 17, Rally 6:30 pm; City Council Meeting, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Lebanon City Hall, 51 N. Park Street, Lebanon, NH

WHY: The fracked gas pipeline proposed would threaten the health and safety of Lebanon residents and exacerbate climate change. Lebanon residents oppose the pipeline and are calling on City Council to take every legal and regulatory action to stop it.

Sustainable Lebanon, a grassroots volunteer group founded in 2017, inspires and supports sustainable practices in Lebanon – working with residents, businesses, nonprofits, and the municipality, in a way that is inclusive, coordinated, and focused on a positive long-term vision.

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