A message from our fellow Northern Pass, Plan Nord and HQ opposition friend in Quebec the Alliance Romaine regarding the progress of the Innu women in their march from the Romaine River to Montreal. These brave women are protesting the Plan Nord announced by Quebec’s prime minister; and they are also protesting the use of Innu First Nation lands to build out the infrastructure and transmission lines for the Romaine River development in which much of the Romaine River will disappear when four huge dams and reservoirs are constructed by Hydro Quebec. The Innu tried to blockade the Romaine River project, but the courts in Quebec issued an injunction against the blockade and several Innu were forcibly arrested last month.
The Innu women on this march are scheduled to arrive in Montreal on April 22 where a major demonstration is planned. This afternoon the women will be participating in a demonstration in Quebec City at the Provincial Parliament building. You may be interested in this youtube (it is in French) documenting the journey of some of the participants in this march.
From our friends over at No Northern Pass:
We received an idea from some of our Opposition Friends about holding an Orange Bike Tour through Franklin.
Our friends write: to have an ORANGE BIKE TOUR throughout the streets of Franklin. If enough people would go, the press would come. The idea would be that all riders would have to wear ORANGE and the riders could be any age and could include people from all abilities, no big hills, etc.
We need someone from or near Franklin to take this on. They need to know the streets
and choose a route, spearhead the project, contact the press, etc. We already have people emailing saying they want to ride. We need a leader.
Contact infonorthcountrypowerline2 (at) gmail.com and we will connect you with these friends so you can share ideas on what you’d like to see happen.
Environmental Fair on April 23rd in Plymouth Shaping up to be a Fine Event
Many Northern Pass Opposition Friends have expressed an interest in attending and providing education at the Environmental Fair in Plymouth on Monday, April 23rd in Plymouth scheduled to run from 10 am to 1 pm. The Environmental Fair is a popular event and will bring many students and residents from around New Hampshire since Plymouth sits at the geographical center of the state.
So dust off your orange caps, t shirts and other garb and plan to be there on that date. Bring balloons, bumper stickers, signs and reading materials; look for each other and make this a grand kick off for the summer events planned this year opposing Northern Pass where you can educate, recruit new opposition members and generally spread the word. Of course, there’s always room for fun as well. For more information on the Fair contact Gary McCool at 603-535-2457 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Which is where the hydro-electricity for Massachusetts and Connecticut markets will come from. Northern Pass is the conduit which Northeast Utilities and Hydro-Quebec will use to tap into urban markets of Boston, Hartford, and possibly NYC.
At what cost?
Atta Girls has an Orange store where you can buy No Northern Pass swag. Please take a look at their items and purchase what you can.
Hands Across New Hampshire has been meeting with the newly formed group, Progressive Action New Hampshire. PANH desires to assist in the outreach process.
Hands Across New Hampshire will take the cooperation of many different organizations to get this action off the ground. Areas of need include: informing the public of the action, assisting in the planning of the action, and implementation of the action. If your group can assist in any (or all!) areas, please contact us at hands across nh (at) gmail (dot) com.