SEC Northern Pass comments needed, Innu Pessamit Nation of Quebec presentation & Canada's bo
FROM SOUTHERN NH TO THE NORTH COUNTRY, UNITED IN PROMOTING, CLEAN, RESPONSIBLE ENERGY & JOBS.
WE STAND WITH THE NORTH COUNTRY AND WITH THE INNU PESSAMIT NATION OF CANADA.
What we do in New Hampshire, impacts others across the state, nation and planet.
Think Hydro-Quebec's Northern Pass is "clean energy"? Learn why we oppose this massive, unnecessary infrastructure project that will flood out carbon-trapping forests.
Northern Pass towers will be taller than the State House. There's no need to bury unnecessary infrastructure. #StopNorthernPass
REJECT NORTHERN PASS and Hydro-Quebec's damaging practices. ECHO Action Alerts, Protect the Granite State
COMMENT TO THE SEC
Northern Pass towers would be taller than the NH State House
ECHO ACTION STANDS WITH
Protect the Granite State
No to Northern Pass
Innu Pessamit Nation of Quebec
From NH Sierra Club
PRESENTATION BY QUEBEC'S INNU PESSAMIT NATION, OPPOSED TO HYDRO-QUEBEC'S NORTHERN PASS
Impacts in Quebec from the Pessamit Innu First Nation Wed, Jul 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern) Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St, Nashua, NH 03060
Hydro Quebec makes electricity by flooding rivers with massive dams that are continuously built in 10 year intervals. The First Nation Pessamit Innu in Quebec are coming to tell you their first hand accounts of the impacts from flooding rivers in their traditional territory on their community, the river, the wildlife and their future. The Northern Pass international transmission line will bring the electricity from those dams to Massachusetts through the Granite State - while continuing the damage to the First Nation community and many others. Are we then culpable for the damage in Quebec? What can we do?
Trapping carbon, mitigating climate change, is another reason to protect Canada's forests and not allow more land to be flooded by Hydro-Quebec.
"TNC (The Nature Conservancy) Canada's forest ecologist Ronnie Drever dispels myths about how conserving Canada’s Boreal Forest can be a powerful solution for climate change here and globally.
"TNC CANADA WORKS IN THE BOREAL WITH FIRST NATIONS, GOVERNMENTS AND INDUSTRIES TO FIND WAYS FOR CARBON MARKETS TO PROVIDE REVENUE FOR FOREST STEWARDSHIP."
— Ronnie Drever, Forest Ecologist
Q. WHAT IS FOREST CARBON AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
A. Carbon is one of the building blocks for all life on Earth. It is all around us—in the air we breathe, in the food we eat, and in many of the fuels that power our lives. Combined with oxygen, it becomes carbon dioxide (CO2) and enters the great cycle of life when it is breathed in by plants and other organisms.
Burning fossil fuels, like coal or oil, releases CO2 and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The same thing happens when forests are cut for forestry or agriculture. These activities increase climate change because elevated levels of greenhouse gases circulating the Earth trap more sunlight and make the planet warmer.
As the Earth’s largest above-ground "pool" of carbon, forests play a critical role in regulating greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. How humans use forests impacts whether forests are sources (releasing carbon into the atmosphere) or sinks (absorbing carbon from the atmosphere). Because of this, forests can be a natural ally against rising emissions and slowing climate change. Spanning 1.3 billion acres, the Boreal Forest is the Earth's largest terrestrial carbon sink, storing 208 billion tons of carbon, or 11% of the world’s total.
Q. WHY RELY ON FORESTS AT ALL IN TERMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION?
A. There is certainly a lot we can do to improve energy efficiency or develop clean fuels. But forests take in billions of tons of human-released greenhouse gases every year, accounting for roughly 1/3 of CO2 emissions from burning of fossil fuels and loss of forests around the world.
Conserving forests like Canada’s Boreal is a win-win solution because we can help climate change while providing many other benefits to humans and nature, such as filtering water and providing habitat for an amazing diversity and abundance of animals and plants."