Stop the Fracked Gas Pipeline Planned for the Upper Valley! Go 100% Renewable!
Noon to 2:30pm.
Join your friends and neighbors for a Rally in the Park from noon to 3pm on Saturday, August 12th at the Lebanon Green in Lebanon, NH as we come together to fight Liberty Utilities plan to construct an above ground gas pipeline from West Lebanon to Hanover, NH. The event will include speakers and music and is free to the public.
Speakers incude: NH State Rep Lee Oxenham, Rev Dr. Gregory Wilson, Stephanie Sherr, Olivia LaPierre, Poli E. Sierra-Long, Jon Chaffee, and Rachel Smoker, PhD.
Performers include: Wool, the David Clark Band, and the Cat & Laura Duo.
Schedule: Noon to 12:30 - Music; 12:30 to 2 - Speakers; 2-3 - Music
There will also be information booths for local groups and renewable energy organizations on the green throughout the day to answer your questions about the pipeline, regional energy issues, and how you can help.
Feel free to share this event and invite your friends & neighbors.
The rally is sponsored by Upper Valley Transformational Action Affinity Group, Upper Valley 350, Sierra Club/UV Group, Upper Valley Young Liberals, Action Together Upper Valley, Upper Valley Democrats, and the Upper Valley Affitnity Group.
For more info - www.nopipelinehere.org
Overview - 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.