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#Fracking4Plastics – a link that drives plastic and climate pollution

Shale gas and fracking is creating a plastics renaissance in the U.S. It is increasingly clear that the plastics industry in the United States has reaped massive hidden benefits from the environmentally destructive fracking boom. Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) injects large … Continue reading

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

On 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 … Continue reading

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Lebanon Gas Depot Fatal Flaw Analysis Revealed

A two-and-a-half-year-old report, only recently released to the public, sheds new light on safety concerns for Liberty Utilities’ proposed liquefied natural gas storage depot near the city landfill in West Lebanon. In a fatal flaw analysis memo prepared for Liberty in August … Continue reading

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Why is Liberty Utilities pushing its gas on Lebanon?

Liberty Utilities has plans to build a fracked gas distribution system in Lebanon and Hanover, starting with construction of a depot in Lebanon to store compressed natural gas (CNG) delivered by truck.  They plan to later expand the depot to … Continue reading

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Update on PUC ruling from Energy & Climate Upper Valley

No decision yet from the PUC …  Almost four months since the hearing in early September, the NH Public Utilities Commission has still not issued a decision on whether to grant Liberty a gas distribution franchise for Lebanon and Hanover.  … Continue reading

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