March Newsletter

After an unusually warm few months of winter, the temperature finally went down and the snow is falling. We are busy pushing for climate action in the legislature and addressing the high costs of utilities. I hope to see you at an event in March – in person or virtual.  If you have questions for us don’t hesitate to reach out!

Elisabeth and Dominic standing outside the state house about to testify for a bill.
We testified at the state house and sent in online testimony from staff and volunteers across the state. Climate deniers in the House Science, Technology, and Energy committee were not happy to see us and blocked a lot of the legislation we supported. We will hold our elected officials accountable for supporting climate action – and vote them out if they won’t. 
four youth team members standing in front of a no asphalt plant in Nashua sign
The 350NH Youth Organizing Team wrote op-eds, distributed lawn signs, and hung a banner in Nashua against the proposed asphalt plant. Our students are preparing for the planning board meeting this month and educating their peers about environmental injustice in our state – from asphalt plant proposals to the ongoing use of coal! Email if you, or a student you know, wants to get involved. 
people standing in the halls of the state house with signs saying invest in NH - people deserve love, housing, recovery services, immigration rights, etc.
We demanded a People’s Budget before Governor Sununu’s budget address! We handed out valentines to all of our Representatives and Senators urging them to “Spread the love” with the budget and invest in our health, education, recovery, climate, and opportunity. We need a budget that has a fair and adequate taxation system, not one that favors wealthy companies.
people standing on a street corner with signs that say shame on invest stop funding cop city, defend the forest, save weelaunee forest, no cop city.
We stood outside Invesco’s NH office demanding they cut ties with the dangerous “Cop City” project in Atlanta, Georgia. Police in Atlanta are trying to destroy the Weelaunee Forest to build a military-style training compound for police from around the world. This project is bad for all of us – we do not need more militarized police, or more climate destruction. Click here for more information about Stop Cop City efforts (And to see which NH businesses are paying for it).
Upcoming Events
March 2nd, 6:00pm: Cost of Living and Utilities Crisis Panel & Discussion
Join us for a conversation about the increased cost of living – from rent to utility rates. We will meet in the Manchester City Library Auditorium! RSVP here

March 5th, 11:00am: Bow Chapter Meeting
Come to the Lewis Farm for a fire pit, warm beverages, and conversations about the work to shut down the coal plant! RSVP here for more details.

March 6th, 7:00pm: No Coal No Gas Onboarding (Virtual)
Get looped into the No Coal No Gas campaign! RSVP here.

March 7th, 6:00pm: All Chapter Gathering (Virtual)
Calling all chapter members! We will gather on zoom to share strategies and talk about what our chapters are up to. RSVP here.

March 11th, 1:00pm: International Women’s Day Rally
Join a collation of local organizations to celebrate International Women’s Day. We will have a family friendly rally with a festive atmosphere to uplift women’s issues, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ+ rights in NH. 

March 16th, 7:00pm: Auction of Horrible Things (Virtual)
No Coal No Gas is holding a parody auction to learn about our regional energy grid operator’s forward capacity auction process and “auction off” other really horrible things! It’ll be lots of laughs and fun – RSVP here.

March 21st, 12:00pm: Cut It Out or Cut It Up: Stop Funding Fossil Fuels
We will join Third Act in a national day of action to deliver a message to banks funding climate destruction. We will gather in front of Bank of America in Concord (118 Storrs Street) to tell big banks to stop funding fossil fuels! RSVP here.

March 23rd, 7:00pm: Say No to Asphalt Plant at Nashua Planning Board Meeting
The hearing is finally here! Come to the Nashua Planning Board meeting at Nashua High School North to voice your opposition to the asphalt plant proposal. Some of our friends and allies will likely be standing outside with signs before the meeting, so stay tuned for more details.

March 27th, 6:00pm: Salem/Nashua Chapter Campaign Planning Workshop
The Salem/Nashua chapter is preparing to launch a campaign together! Join our meeting to learn about campaign planning and help us decide how to move forward together in the fight for climate justice. Email for location information.

March 30th, 12pm-3:30pm: Consumer Liaison Group Meeting
The Consumer Liaison Group (CLG) is a conduit between our regional energy grid operators (ISO-NE) and ratepayers – and last year we elected six of our friends and even more allies to the coordinating committee! Join us at the AC Hotel in Portsmouth for lunch and a meeting – bring your friends and your questions. Here is the link for more information.
Take Action: People Vs. Fossil Fuels
Last month, we met with Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s staff to tell her why she should support a Climate Emergency Declaration. While Congress and President Biden seem excited to ramp up renewable energy production, they still let new fossil fuel projects move forward. An emergency declaration would let Biden stop fossil fuel leasing and invest funds in communities impacted by fossil fuel infrastructure.We will continue pressuring our members of Congress and supporting frontline fossil fuel fights around the country!! Sign up here if you’re interested in learning more about this work!
three people sitting at a table wearing masks with a sign that says the climate crisis is here.

December Newsletter

I can’t believe we are already wrapping up 2022. Thanks to your support we accomplished so much this year! The No Coal No Gas campaign took the case against coal to a jury trial, and sent in hundreds of public comments opposing fossil fuels. Our youth team held multiple rallies this year to push for renewable energy at the state level and ran a successful summer internship program. We launched a campaign to address high utility bills and joined national efforts to stop fossil fuel projects.

Thank you all for supporting our work. Here’s what we have in store for December!

We are excited to have Kendra Ford join us as our Coal Organizer, and for Dominic Osmund to join our team full time as our Legislative Organizer! Kendra has volunteered with No Coal No Gas since 2019 and recently left a 20 year ministry with Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Exeter to join the 350NH staff. Dominic grew up on a sustainable community farm in the midwest and joins our team full time after working on the 2022 elections with us!
We elected a slate of climate activists and allies to the Consumer Liaison Group’s Coordinating Committee for our regional energy grid operators. A record number of attendees were present in person and online to vote in our climate candidates. We will push our regional energy grid operators to transition to renewable energy and make sure ratepayers’ voices are being heard in their business decisions.
Upcoming Events
December 2nd, 11:30am: No Asphalt Plant – In person Visibility
Community groups around Nashua will host a sign-holding event outside of 145 Main Street in Nashua to call attention to the dirty asphalt plant proposal.

December 5th, 5:30pm: Learn how to pass a Warrant Article in your Town (on Zoom)
On Monday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m the NH Network will present citizens who are taking action locally, in their own communities, confronting challenges to the climate and the environment.  Learn how to create a Warrant Article in time for your Town Meeting. Register here.

December 6th, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Climate Movement Messaging Training (on Zoom)
We will cover tips for telling a powerful story about the issues we care about! We will talk about effective strategies for winning the narrative about the climate crisis and combatting the messaging of the fossil fuel industry. RSVP here

December 8th, 7:00-8:30pm: Onboarding with No Coal No Gas (on Zoom)
Want to get involved in the campaign to stop coal in New England? Come meet other members of the campaign and learn how you can plug in. RSVP here.

December 13th, 6:00pm-7:00pm: Recruitment Training (on Zoom)
This might sound straightforward, but we don’t have enough people in this movement yet to win. Join us to talk about recruitment strategy and help us grow our organizing capacity! RSVP here.

December 14th, 6:00pm: Utility Rate Hike Campaign Meeting (on Zoom)
We are hosting Consumer Advocate Don Kreis to talk about the public utilities commission – come get your questions answered about how the PUC works and what we can do to prevent another utility rate hike. RSVP here.

December 15th, 7:00pm: No Coal No Gas Monthly Call (on Zoom)
Join our monthly update with No Coal No Gas! This month we will talk about community building and what plans we have for the winter. RSVP here.

December 20th, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Campaign Planning (on Zoom)
Our vision for the future is one where no one lives with environmental injustice – and to get there we need a solid campaign strategy. Come learn more about developing that strategy to help our chapters win their local campaigns in the coming year! RSVP here.
Take Action
A construction company proposed an asphalt plant for Nashua – in a residential neighborhood where thousands of residents will face the consequences of toxic chemicals in their air and increased traffic from large operations of the proposed plant. Residents in Nashua have been spreading the word, holding visibility events, and preparing for a Nashua Planning Board meeting to be scheduled in January. 
Can you help us spread the word about this toxic plant proposal? Share our petition with your friends by posting it to social media or texting them this link.


August Newsletter

NH is in drought across the state, our utility bills are set to double this month, and primary elections are on September 13th. This month is crucial in our fight to stop the fossil fuel industry’s greed and win a just transition to renewable energy. We hope you will take action with us by showing up to an event, canvassing with us, or becoming a monthly donor

– Rebecca Beaulieu (she/her/hers), Communications Director

Rebecca, Elisabeth, and Yangchen posing with postcards while canvassing
We launched our coal canvassing program! We are talking to our neighbors about all things coal – why it’s harmful, what we can do to stop it, and how renewable energy can help us get off of harmful fossil fuels. Join us for a canvassing shift on a Thursday afternoon by signing up here
Group photo of the 350NH team holding no coal in Bow signs
Our team has grown! In case you missed it, we welcomed a new Youth Organizer (Elisabeth), three Electoral Climate Organizers (Sarah, Dominic, and Matthew), and six summer interns (Katie, Yangchen, Sarah, Oishik, Seamus, and Aarika). They have planned some amazing events we hope to see you at this August!
Five people standing behind a table together posing, wearing 350NH t shirts and a Cheese Louise t shirt.
We raised over $1,500 with Cheese Louise! The summer interns spent a day with the team at Cheese Louise to play games and educate people about our campaigns. Thank you to Cheese Louise for featuring 350 New Hampshire for the month of July and supporting our youth organizing team. If you work for a business or group that would like to help us fundraise, check out our business sponsorship opportunities.


Thursdays in August, 2:00pm-5:00pm: Deep Canvass to Stop Coal

  • We will knock doors in the Allenstown/Pembroke area on Thursdays in August to build community and educate people about coal. Sign up for a shift with us! If you want to canvass but can’t do Thursdays, fill out our form anyways and let us know so we can get you the materials you need to canvass on your own.

August 4, 12:00pm: Stop Big Oil’s Greed – Press Conference

  • Big oil is profiteering from the war in Ukraine, driving up gas prices, and raking in record profits while we pay the price. Utility companies are raising rates because of their dependence on oil and gas. Join us for a press conference outside the State House in Concord to call out big oil’s greed! RSVP here.

August 4, 6:00pm: Salem/Nashua Chapter Meeting

  • We will meet at Tuscan Village, 9 Via Toscana, Salem NH to chat about our plans for the end of summer and fall! Email if you have any questions.

August 4, 7:00pm: No Coal No Gas Monthly Call (Virtual)

  • Join our monthly call to talk strategy: how we will shut down the coal plant in Bow. RSVP here.

August 11, 6:00pm: Manchester Chapter LAUNCH

  • That’s right! We’re launching a Manchester local chapter of 350NH. Come to Livingston Park at 6:00pm to build community and talk about the environmental issues facing the Manchester community. Email to let us know you’re coming – there will be food and drinks!

August 13, 5:00pm: Get Out The Vote Rally 

  • Join our summer interns at the State House, where we’ll showcase climate champions running in the upcoming election, and support people in navigating voter registration. It’s time to kick climate deniers out of office and hold our elected officials accountable.

August 18, 8:30pm: Bow Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

  • Join our monthly meeting to discuss ending coal in Bow! Email for the zoom link. 

August 19-21: 350NH Annual Youth Leadership Retreat

August 22, 6:00pm: Seacoast Chapter Meeting

  • We will meet at Prescott Park, 105 Marcy St, Portsmouth NH to discuss our upcoming campaignsl! Email if you have any questions. 
Rebecca shaking Joe Biden's hand.


Now is a pivotal moment to push the President to take bold climate action. Thus far, Congress and the Administration have focused on ramping up renewable energy – which is good – but now it is time to start shutting down fossil fuels. We are glad that Senator Manchin finally reached a deal in Congress, but we also need President Biden to declare a climate emergency.

An emergency declaration would allow Biden to take drastic action to address the climate crisis. Send a letter to the White House now.


July Newsletter

June flew by for us at 350NH! Our team is growing as we prepare for elections and continue our work to hold elected officials accountable for their action (or lack of action) on the climate crisis. There will be even more exciting ways to get involved with 350NH, so stay tuned – and let me know if you want to meet to talk more about our campaign plans!

– Rebecca Beaulieu (she/her/hers), Communications Director

Sarah, Matthew, and Dominic standing in front of the NH state house with posters that say "Climate Deniers Work Here"
We’re excited to welcome three new Electoral Fellows to the 350NH Action Team! Sarah, Matthew, and Dominic will get voters to the polls across New Hampshire this November! They kicked off our efforts to remove climate deniers from the state house with a photo-op in Concord.
Elisabeth wearing a pink jacket and holding a white fluffy cat
We are also excited to introduce our new Youth Campaigns Organizer, Elisabeth! Elisabeth is passionate about climate justice and disruption of  the fossil fuel industry.  She previously focused her policy advocacy work on renewable energy transitions, expanding access to green spaces, strengthening public transportation, and building walkable community systems.
crowd of youth and supporters in front of the NH state house
Six wonderful youth interns joined our team! Katie, Aarika, Oishik, Sarah, Yangchen, and Seamus joined our team to work on building youth power in the state, holding our elected officials accountable, and winning a renewable energy future free from coal. If you’re a high school student in NH and want to get involved, email
Cheese Louise restaurant
For the month of July, we’re partnering with Cheese Louise for “Cheesin’ for a Reason.” For the entire month of July, Cheese Louise will donate $5 to 350NH for each weekly special sandwich sold. Stop by their Conway location this month to support 350NH!
The 10 NH Conservation Districts are excited to announce a small grant opportunity to improve your local farm’s resilience through climate adaptation or mitigation projects. We encourage you to apply for the first application round of the New Hampshire Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant! Applications are due by July 29th, 2022.
Interested applicants can contact their conservation district for more information:


Eversource and Liberty Utilities plan to DOUBLE our utility bills in NH, thanks to the Sununu-appointed public utilities commission. Governor Sununu is more interested in protecting Eversource’s corporate profits than in expanding renewable energy and making our utilities more affordable.

Sign our petition today so we can tell Sununu these actions are unacceptable.


June Newsletter

Happy June! We are preparing for a busy summer and welcoming new organizers and youth interns to our team. If you’d like to get more involved but don’t know where to start, please reach out. 

people in canoes holding a big sign that says NO COAL NO GAS
We submitted over 150 comments opposing fossil fuel subsidies for the coal plant in Bow! Regional energy grid regulators responded by claiming that written protest to their subsidies is “beyond the scope of this process.” They don’t want the general public to have a say in their business practices, but we won’t let them get away with trying to maintain our dependence on fossil fuels.
group of 350NH community members standing in a circle in a big spacious barn.
We threw a party to celebrate our 350NH community! It is easy to feel despair at the state of our climate, but it’s important that we make time to celebrate our accomplishments. Thank you to our board members, staff team, and countless volunteers who organized the party, and who helped us grow into the organization that we are today! Remember that you can connect with volunteers across the state through our community Facebook page.


June 4, 9:00am: Chase Bank – Stop Funding Fossil Fuels

  • XR NH is calling out JPMorgan Chase for financing coal, oil, gas, and companies like Granite Shore Power. Meet at 786 Elm St in Manchester to take action.

June 5, 8:00pm: 350NH Youth Team Game Night & Wrap Up (Virtual)

  • Are you a high school student in NH? Come to the 350NH Youth Team’s last official meeting of the school year. We’ll wrap up official organizing plans and have fun playing virtual games! Email to get the meeting link.

June 7, 2:00pm: Upper Valley Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

  • Join the Upper Valley chapter. Email for the meeting link.

June 11, 1:00pm: March for Our Lives – Nashua

  • Our student leaders from Nashua are having a March for Our Lives protest in response to the school shooting in Uvalde. Show up to support our youth and end gun violence – More details in their Facebook event.

June 13, 4:00pm: Seacoast Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

  • Join the fight for renewable energy on the Seacoast! Email for the meeting link.

June 15, 6:00pm: Exeter Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

  • Get involved in local organizing for community power. Email for the meeting link.

June 21, 6:00pm: Salem/Nashua Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

June 23, 7:00pm-8:30pm: No Coal No Gas Monthly Call (Virtual)

  • Check in with our campaign to end coal in New England! RSVP here.

June 23, 8:30pm: Bow Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

  • Join the local campaign to shut down the coal plant in Bow. Email for the meeting link.


Joe Biden’s “Justice 40” plan calls for 40% of climate investments to go to the communities most impacted by the climate crisis and pollution. There’s one glaring problem: Race isn’t being considered as a factor in which communities are most harmed. This must change.

If we’re finally getting tangible climate action for frontline communities, we need to do it right by incorporating racial justice into the plans. Send a letter to the White House today to call on Joe Biden to include racial justice in his Justice 40 plan.

Thank you for Your Support!


Exeter: Vote Yes on 32 for Community Power

Town voting day is just around the corner, and we’re excited to see Exeter vote Yes on #32 for Community Power! Here’s why members of the 350NH Exeter Chapter want you to vote yes on 32:

Dear Editor,
Please vote yes on article #32 at the Exeter town election on March 8. This article allows Exeter to join other municipalities in NH to buy electricity directly from suppliers. The state of NH has set up the program to allow local control over power and is designed to lead to less expensive power as well as the ability to choose sources of electricity that cause less pollution. Currently an individual citizen can choose to get their power from any source but the process is an effort and can cost more than the  standard rate. When this article passes, the town of Exeter will join a larger group giving us more purchasing power. The community power program is designed such that the cost will never be more than the standard that most of us are currently paying. Individual households can opt out of the community program and keep their current source of power. There will also be an option for individuals to choose to pay extra for greener power. It is a win for our household budgets, a win for local control and a win for less pollution. Less pollution means healthier lungs for our citizens.Please vote yes on article #32.

– Susan Porter MD


To the Editor:

On March 8 Exeter voters have an opportunity to approve a Community Power plan which is unanimously supported by the Select Board.  Many people don’t pay attention to their electric bills, until there is a significant increase, as there was in December. Community Power would allow Exeter, in  collaboration with other NH towns and cities,  to purchase electricity for residents and businesses with the goal of decreasing cost, improving price stability, and utilizing more renewable energy sources. Unitil would still be responsible for maintaining transmission lines and handling billing.  Residents and businesses can choose to opt out of the program at any time. Community Power programs have had bipartisan support at the state and local level, a rarity these days.  You can find more information about Community Power at and vote Yes on Warrant Article #32.

– Stephanie Marshall

Member, Exeter Community Power Aggregation Committee


Dear Seacoast Media Group Editor,

Article 32 on the March 2022 Exeter Town Warrant, to adopt and implement a Community Power Aggregation program, is an exciting opportunity for Exeter town residents and businesses, giving us the opportunity to increase renewable energy consumption, reduce electric energy created by fossil fuels, and save money.

NH is suffering from a lack of leadership on climate change issues at the state level.  Our state is lagging all other NE states in reducing our impact in the climate crisis.  It is, therefore, imperative that action and leadership come from the local level.  The Community Power Plan gives Exeter the ability to act now and increase our renewable energy usage.

One of the clear benefits of aggregating our electric energy purchases as a Town is local control of electricity costs.  Having advantageous rates locked in for several years by a Community Power Plan would avoid the current roller coaster electricity rates residents and businesses see twice a year.  Leveraging the total electric usage of town residents and businesses will give the ability to negotiate better rates and give choices in the percentage of renewable energy in the supply. I see no downside to this program at all, but should someone not want to take part, that choice is available, too.

This is also an equity opportunity for our Town.  Currently residents can choose a higher level of renewable energy in their electric supply, or they can install solar power for their home, if appropriate.  But these choices come at a financial cost.  This added cost is not accessible to all homeowners.  The Community Power Plan will give all Exeter homeowners the opportunity to use more renewable energy and less energy generated by fossil fuels – at the same or lower rate than they are currently paying.

These are reasons why I will vote Yes on Article 32 to approve the Community Power Aggregation program, and I encourage all other voters to vote Yes as well. 

– Sherri Nixon

Exeter, NH


To the Editor:

The Exeter Community Power Aggregation Committee has created a Community Power Program for Exeter, supported by the Select Board and now before town voters as Warrant Article 32.Under state law RSA 53E, municipalities can aggregate or combine customer electric energy demand and purchase supplies as a larger group, thereby providing residents and businesses access to more stable rates  and also options for renewable energy sources at lower costs.This is an exciting and positive movement in meeting both climate and economic challenges, and has no additional costs for taxpayers or tax impact on the town.To learn more about Community Power and Article 32 you can google “Community Power Aggregation, Exeter, NH” or go to And be sure to come out on March 8 and vote YES on article 32.

– Joan Pratt

Exeter, NH


The Climate Crisis is Hitting NH

Climate change has arrived in NH. This week severe flooding on the Seacoast caused power outages and trapped residents inside their homes. The flooding from this one storm cost New Hampshire tax payers thousands of dollars in damages and immeasurable risks to our health and environment from the pollution of trash and debris swept up from the road.

(photo from Brianna OBrien taken in Hampton, NH)

As the climate crisis continues to get worse and the sea level rises, storms and floods increase in frequency and severity. High tides are creeping up higher and higher, causing more damage to the Seacoast during flooding events. Parts of Route 1A could be regularly under water at the rate that sea levels are rising. Businesses and residents near the ocean will have to decide whether to adapt to increased flooding or relocate to avoid further disasters. 


(photo from Brianna OBrien, taken in Hampton, NH)

New Hampshire needs to take action now in order to mitigate the worst effects of the climate crisis. We need to transition away from the fossil fuels that are causing the climate crisis and build renewable energy to power our communities. New Hampshire can save our coastal communities by investing in offshore wind, solar energy, heat pumps, increased energy efficiency and adaptation. We have the technology and policy solutions to make this happen but we’ll need to force our elected officials to act. It’s time to stop burning coal and kick climate denying legislators out of office. 

The climate crisis is fueling climate disasters here and around the world – it’s time to drastically change our energy systems before it is too late. 

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350NH January Newsletter

Happy New Year! We’ve got big plans for 2022 and can’t wait to get started. Please join us for an event or meeting this January! Want to get involved, but you’re not sure how? Contact us through our website and we can set up a time to meet!

– Rebecca Beaulieu (she/her/hers), Communications Director


On a cold Sunday night in December, climate carolers took to the streets in Concord to enlighten holiday shoppers about the Merrimack Generating Station in Bow. Head over to the No Coal No Gas Facebook page to watch some of the singing! Stay tuned for more ways to get involved and help us win a shut down date for the coal plant.
The CEOs of Atlas Holdings and Castleton Commodities (the two firms that own the coal plant in Bow) got a visit from some No Coal No Gas elves! The CEOs were delivered coal for Christmas because they refuse to shut down the Merrimack Generating Station.
We hit our fundraising goal! Thanks to your generous support, we raised over $60,000 to fund our campaigns for climate justice. To everyone who donated, shared, and supported our work this past year – thank you. 
We are ready to keep fighting for climate justice in 2022 and couldn’t do this work without you.
Check out our upcoming events page for more information about a Community Power event, a chance to testify at the state house, a training on Militarism & the Climate Crisis, and upcoming meetings you won’t want to miss!


The NH Public Utilities Commission slashed funding for NHSaves – the state energy efficiency program. Energy efficiency measures reduce the demand for electricity, which can prevent the most expensive power plants from running and reduce costs for ratepayers. Write to the PUC today and tell them to reconsider their decision to cut the budget for NHSaves!

Thank you for Your Support!
350NH could not operate without the amazing volunteers and donors who make this work possible! Thank you for supporting us, and please e-mail us if you have any questions or want to talk one-on-one with one of us!

NH Public Utilities Commission: A Huge Disappointment

The PUC’s recent decisions on Energy Efficiency programs and Liberty Utilities’ plan to expand fracked methane gas are a huge disappointment for the residents of NH. 

New Hampshire — Over the last week, the NH Public Utilities Commission has denied an important three-year energy efficiency program and approved a Firm Transportation Agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline, LLC and Liberty Utilities. Both of these moves are devastating for NH residents and prevent us from making essential moves towards renewable energy generation in NH.

“The decisions coming from the PUC this week are devastating for our state,” says Rebecca Beaulieu, Communications Director for 350 New Hampshire. “Cutting energy efficiency programs and allowing for fracked methane gas expansion is not going to move us towards the 100% renewable energy future we need to mitigate the worst of the climate crisis.”

New Hampshire lacks a solid plan to address the climate crisis and lags behind all other New England states in renewable energy production and energy efficiency. Rejecting this energy efficiency program will prevent progress we need to reduce our overall energy usage and cut energy costs – particularly for low-income Granite Staters. 

The approved Firm Transportation Agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline, LLC and Liberty Utilities is a 20-year contract to transport more fracked methane gas into New Hampshire and comes after 350 New Hampshire stopped Liberty from pursuing the Granite Bridge pipeline project in 2019.

“Granite Staters showed the PUC that we do not want more fracked methane gas in the state when we stopped the Granite Bridge pipeline,” says Jennifer Dube, Climate Organizer with 350 New Hampshire. “It is abysmal that the PUC is allowing Liberty Utilities to find another way to expand this dirty fossil fuel in our state.”

It is clear that the PUC does not consider the impacts of their decisions on our climate. They are perpetuating our reliance on fossil fuels instead of moving us towards a cleaner, renewable energy future. 


Stop Line 3: No More Tar Sands

It’s past time to stop building new fossil fuel pipelines. They are costly, unsustainable, dangerous, and will lock us into further decades of leaked methane and carbon emissions – two major contributors to climate change. Just last year, 350 New Hampshire and our NH community defeated the Granite Bridge pipeline – another attempt to expand fossil fuels instead of investing in renewable energy. Now the attention is on Minnesota and the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. 

If completed, Line 3 would violate treaty rights of Indigenous people, threaten the headwaters of the Mississippi river, and commit us to fossil fuel dependency for years to come. As fuel sources, tar sands are vastly wasteful. Each barrel of crude oil extracted from tar sands uses 2-4 barrels of water and tremendous amounts of energy. An estimated one billion gallons of wastewater from this process leaks into surrounding natural habitats every year. Once crude oil is burned, it releases large amounts of carbon and sulfur dioxide, contributing to the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change. 

More than 10 New Hampshire activists joined in the Treaty People Gathering Over the weekend between June 5th and June 9th to join in efforts to stop a tar sands pipeline being built through Minnesota. Frontline groups have been fighting the pipeline for years and called for allies from across the country to join them for mass action to call attention to the injustices of the pipeline. 

“Biden promised us on the campaign trail that he would end fossil fuels,” says Lila Kohrman-Glaser, Co-Director of 350NH Action, “I am here taking a stand against Line 3 to make sure Biden keeps his promise.”

Lila was not the only New Hampshire resident who traveled to Minnesota – at least 10 others from across the state made the journey to support the efforts to stop Line 3, including Kai Parlett, from Manchester.

“The fossil fuel industry operating in a ‘status quo’ fashion and continuing their path of destruction is propped up by public consent,” Parlett said. “When masses of people withdraw their consent from the system, that’s when real change happens. The fossil fuel industry cannot continue to burn our future if we refuse to let it, if we put our bodies in the way and actively work to change the status quo.”

Over 2,000 people from across the country were gathered in Minnesota overall, and more than 150 people were arrested for trespassing on pipeline property. 

The more we allow pipeline projects like these to go ahead, the worse climate change will get. We will continue to see rising sea levels, oil spills from pipelines, changing weather patterns, natural disasters, destruction of natural landscapes, and disregard for the rights of Indigenous folks and of everyone along the path of these pipelines. A better choice is possible! We demand a renewable energy future, free from environmental injustice and climate catastrophe. It’s time to Stop Line 3, and keep new oil infrastructure away from communities all across this country. 

Check out the Giniw Collective for more updates on Line 3.