NH Wants To Be #FossilFree603

ECHO Action


Contact: Stephanie Scherr 


We encourage you to:

• Join our email newsletter lists!

• Ask questions, read, learn, attend meetings!

• Go to meetings in other towns. To fight this we need to organize and work together!

• Talk to your neighbors, get involved!

• Attend meetings!

• Participate in rallies and vigilsl

• Write letters to the editor of the Keene Sentinel (we can help!)

• Ask what you can do to help!



Our largest campaign is in assisting Monadnock Region communities in defense of their

property, health, safety from the proposed Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct (NED) pipeline.

All 17 directly impacted towns have written warrant articles and/or resolutions against

the pipeline.


Towns on the NED pipeline route are under threat from:


- Poisoned air and water
- Soil, farms & food irrigated by frack wastewater
- Contaminated drinking water, wells, aquifers, streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands
- Life threatening health impacts to children, families, fracked gas workers
- Increased ‪#‎climatechange‬ impacts
- Big oil & gas locking us into a fossil fuel future
- Leaks, explosions and the incineration zone
- Environmental impacts, destruction of pristine lands, wildlife habitat, corridors, migration zones and fragmenting wildlife habitat
- The taking of private land, protected and conservation land, state and national parks and historic and private homes, churches and schools by eminent domain
- Loss of insurance coverage of our homes and land due to pipelines, compressor stations, fracking and frackquakes
- Lost value to our homes and land
- Loss of rural community character, scenic vistas
- Loss of peace of mind, quiet, and dark night skies
- Dangerous, poison gas spewing, light emitting, noisy, unsightly compressor and metering stations
- Paying on our utility bills for a pipeline we don't want or need
- 17 directly impacted and countless other impacted towns in NH
- At least 5 directly impacted states: PA, NY, CT, MA, NH
- From elected officials who ignore climate, air, water protection laws
- From the massive financial corporate media spin confusing the public
- From the collusion and deceptive practices of large corporations
- Companies with abhorrent safety records marred by repeated leaks, explosions and other disasters, promising safe, clean energy to uninformed consumers
- Environmental, social, racial, economic, cultural injustice of enormous energy corporations too big and too protected to control
- From unresponsive, unsupportive elected officials tainted by campaign funding from unscrupulous sources! Get the money out of politics!



It is our collective job to take care of each other. We offer information, support and alternatives when considering large scale projects in consideration of our air, water, soil, farms, wildlife, families and future.

An industrial fracked gas plant in Vernon or Hinsdale would put all life in the Connecticut River Valley at risk. Perceived economic benefits would be outweighed by the impacts on the health of your family and friends. 


Please contact us today! Let's work together!

Kinder Morgan appears to be targeting Hinsdale for a fracked gas plant.

KINDER MORGAN, INC's latest target is likely to be Hinsdale, NH as a town to locate a fracked gas plant. The enormous industrial plants are loud, light up night skies, have "blow downs" where toxic gases are deliberately released into the air putting communities at risk. Further there is mounting evidence that these toxic gases, which cannot be seen or smelled, are often released without knowledge of communities and are only detected by highly sophisticated equipment. 


Please read the information below and watch the videos. Check back frequently for updates. Get placed on our email newsletter lists and join your local pipeline action group!

An industrial gas plant would impact all life within the Connecticut River Valley.

Know the facts.

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Likely site as alternate to Vernon, VT for a fracked gas plant in Hinsdale, NH


Anticipated site: Parcel 19-19 owned by Halfaday Realty & Tim Halliday of Rindge, NH. The site is reported to be approximately 190 acres and is currently a sand and gravel pit. 


Learn more about compressor stations. Find more resources. The latest news & events are on our blog.


Troy, Fitzwilliam, Richmond, Winchester and Hinsdale are the most southwestern towns on the pipeline route. Our towns are rural and sparsely populated compared to some. We are stronger together. Come to a meeting, get involved and fight back! To fight this we need all of our neighbors and friends. Grab a friend, tell a neighbor, carpool and join us! 


* PDF files of town maps are available through your local town hall or pipeline awareness organizer.


Watch here.



Proposed pipeline wouldn't run through Vermont, but could bring a plant to Vernon [or Hinsdale]

"We know that there are a couple of sites that people are looking at in Hinsdale," Rasmussen said. "We know that there a couple of sites up the river. So if we want to get first in that process we have to move forward. Otherwise if another site is chosen by another set of facilitators or developers, it won't matter if the town is ready to have a parade; we're done."


Consultant says investors are lining up for Vernon natural [fracked] gas plant

"If the plant is approved and developed, fewer than 30 people will work at the facility — a fraction of the approximately 650 people who worked at Vermont Yankee when it was running at full capacity.But a $750 million power plant that is producing electricity would make a significant impact on the Vernon tax roles, and officials will be working in the next few months to convince as many people in town that this is the right project for Vernon.Kinder Morgan wants to build a new pipeline from the Marcellus shale fields in Pennsylvania into New England, and it's going to run within seven miles of Vernon."


Town Meeting 2016: Vernon voters support gas-fired electric plant

"Around town, Spencer said he heard from people who were "generally supportive" of the plant. But mostly everyone he spoken with shared the same concern; they wanted to know the exact site.The vote, he said, "probably means a lot of different things to a lot of different people."AdvertisementBut Spencer thinks Monday night's annual Town Meeting opened some eyes with the release of the $750,000 figure that Entergy will be giving as payment in lieu of taxes next year as the owner of the closed nuclear Vermont Yankee. Entergy had been negotiating with the town's Tax Stabilization Committee."


More NEWS here.

NED pipeline route through New Hampshire