STOP THE PIPELINE BETWEEN W. LEBANON and HANOVER
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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.
We are hoping to obtain enough signatures to stop the pipeline, create a demand for more environmentally friendly energy sources, and push for a better answer. We are a small community on the border of VT/NH (by the Dartmouth College Campus). We are in need of support to help Liberty Utilities and the State of New Hampshire recognize the vast opposition to fossil fuels that exists in our community. We held a rally at the Lebanon Green (aka Colburn Park) on August 12th. We are going to post the dates for the hearing, so all those in opposition have an opportunity to represent our community at the hearing in Concord, NH.
"Citizens in Lebanon and Hanover are focusing on how we can move quickly to sustainable energy sources. Potential customers should not lock themselves into using a dangerous fossil fuel, shown to have no ameliorating effects regarding climate, has serious health impacts, and whose pricing over the coming decades is projected to be volatile.” – Ariel Arwen, Lebanon
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
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