Call to action!
Sign NAMRA’s petition to Northeast U.S. leaders urging them to reject Canadian hydropower: a climate, human rights, and environemntal disaster!
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To oppose Massachusetts’ imports of Canadian hydropower:
- Click here for more info on NECEC, the transmission line that Massachusetts would like to use to import this power
- Contact MA Gov. Charlie Baker 617-725-4005
- Contact MA Dept. of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Patrick Woodcock, Patrick.C.Woodcock@mass.gov
- Keep up to date with allies opposing the corridor: Sierra Club, Maine Chapter and Natural Resources Council of Maine
- Follow the grassroots group in Maine opposing the corridor Say No To NECEC and check out their action items
- Write letters to the editor: here are some news outlets:
Bangor Daily News: Letters should be no more than 250 words, OpEd commentary should not exceed 650 words.
Kennebec Journal – 300 words
Portland Press Herald – 250 words All letters must include the writer’s name, town of residence, and a telephone number, for confirmation purposes only. A maximum of three signatories per letter is allowed.
Boston Globe – 200 words or less. Email to email@example.com
To oppose dams in Canada check-in with our allies:
- Contact your local and national legislators, regulators, policy makers to educate them on the harms that hydropower causes for ecosystems, communities, and the climate
- In Labrador, join the fight against the Muskrat Falls dam & sign the Muskrat Falls petition.
- Donate to Labrador Land Protectors, Legal Fund
- Sign the Wa Ni Ska Tan petition at www.hydroimpacted.ca
- Visit the Labrador Land Protectors home page
Learn about dams: www.internationalrivers.org
Become a supporter:
If you or your group would like to be listed as a supporter on our website and materials, review our statement of support below and contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Current supporters are listed on our home page.
NAMRA Statement of Support:
We understand the need to address climate change, but do not accept that large dams are the right alternative to fossil fuels.
We acknowledge that free-flowing rivers are an endangered species requiring protection; that they are vital to ecological health; that large dams are significant sources of greenhouse gases; that floodplains and primary boreal forests are needed for climate resilience; and that large dams do irreversible damage to communities and ecosystems.
The right alternative—which is also the best job creator – is energy conservation and efficiency, and small-scale, appropriately sited renewable energy development here at home.
We are opposed to the construction of long-distance transmission corridors from Canada to the United States – including the proposed New England Clean Energy Connect, Champlain Hudson Power Express, and the New England Clean Power Link – that will encourage more dam construction in the north and degrade landscapes here at home.
We recognize that the silent support of destruction caused by large dams is still a form of support and that an honest discussion of the impacts of large dams is needed.
Reduce our energy consumption:
•Promote energy efficiency and conservation at home. Encourage thinking about how we can use less energy, rather than looking for a mythical “pollution-free” source.
•Advocate for public transportation; job creation that will allow people to live closer to their places of work; and work to build interconnected, low-energy-consuming, resilient and self-reliant communities at home.
•Identify potential allies in the legislature, in town governments, in environmental or advocacy organizations, and journalists. Educate your friends and neighbors.