July 20, 2011

Mid-summer Dream: Rebuilding Hanover, New Hampshire through Community Canvassing

For the National Day of Action, the New Hampshire team of New England Climate Summer will be canvassing Hanover getting signatures for community members to support clean air and water legislation.

Over the past few weeks, while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, several Republican candidates have voiced their opinion that "Clean Air Act should not be used to deal with carbon emissions," or “I Will Require Sunsetting of all Federal [Clean Air] Regulations,” or asserted that the EPA is a job killer and that the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act and should be repealed. Meanwhile, the Conservation Law Foundation just filed a federal Clean Air Act citizen suit in the New Hampshire federal district court against Public Service Company of New Hampshire (PSNH), the owner of Merrimack Station power plant for the plant’s failures to obtain required air permits resulting in illegal emissions from the plant. Plus, on July 13th the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a Dirty Water Act called the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011,” which will be voted in the State Senate soon. Also last week, Congress (specifically the New Hampshire delegation) voted to roll back the Clean Water Act.

This summer, team New Hampshire is part of the 36 college and graduate students with New England Climate Summer that will take to their bikes for 9 weeks and visit 42 communities across the New England region. They will learn what is being done at the local level to address climate change and decrease reliance on fossil fuels. They will act as cross-pollinators, lend a hand, and get on the ground training to help build a powerful movement to create a better future for all. Visit http://climatesummer.wordpress.com/ to read more blogs from them!

As for what team New Hampshire of New England Climate Summer has been doing so far, why not watch their video from last or visit their most recent blog posts below?  Or follow us on facebook (Climate Summer) or Twitter (@NHClimateTeam).

The “Kids” Are Alright: My Adventures with the NH Team in Keene

Women in the Movement