About our alliance. The North American Megadam Resistance Alliance is a coalition of organizations whose mission is to protect rivers and their communities by resisting megadams and associated transmission corridors. 

NAMRA seeks to: 

  1. Debunk the myth that Canadian hydropower is “clean” and renewable energy, and
  2. Shut down markets for dirty Canadian hydropower by stopping transmission corridors to the U.S.
  3. Promote alternatives to fossil fuels and megadam hydropower– such as conservation and efficiency.

Update on climate and megadams from three river advocates who authored an Opinion in the New York Times on Dec. 29, 2019:

Our Cherished Rivers Are Under Threat: Permanent protections for free-flowing rivers need to be the centerpiece of every country’s national climate action plan. Chile can lead the way.”

“Hydropower is not a clean, green technology. Rivers help regulate an increasingly volatile global carbon cycle by transporting decaying organic material from land to sea, where it settles on the ocean floor. This draws and estimated 200 million tons of carbon out of the air each year.”

“Hydropower is not a clean, green technology. Rivers help regulate an increasingly volatile global carbon cycle by transporting decaying organic material from land to sea, where it settles on the ocean floor. This draws and estimated 200 million tons of carbon out of the air each year.”

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