Orange Southwest School District: Students and Community Strike for Climate

“Randolph had an impressive turnout of 250 or more folks at its Climate Change Strike gathering, Friday afternoon, held on a parking lot off Pleasant Street that had been cleared of vehicles for the event.

The 90-minute protest featured a series of speeches, songs, and readings, and concluded with the entire assembly taking a walk—with banners, chanting, and waving signs—around the block.

Randolph Union High School junior Aleigha Griggs said the event was planned by students in the “Inequality and the Environment” class at RUHS, in collaboration with a community group—Randolph Area Climate Emergency (RACE).

Getting to work on the climate issue this year, she said, had moved her outlook from one of being “devastated” to “feeling super motivated.””

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Bennington Banner: Protesters demand action on climate change

“Rosa Van Wie, a fourth-grade teacher at Molly Stark Elementary School, said her students are concerned about climate change — they know it’s going to have a big impact on their lives.

“To hear you can take it one day at a time and that there’s things you can do it helps them,” she said.

She said she came to the event, “to make sure that there’s a future for myself, any family that I might have, and my students.”

Speakers at the rally acknowledged the fear and frustration engendered by climate change, particularly fear of the future, but refused to give in to it.

“I am deeply anxious about the crisis my generation is facing — the climate crisis,” said Karlyn Ellis. “I don’t see the point in studying for a future we may not have.””

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Toward Freedom: Climate Strikers Target Enbridge Acquisition of Vermont Gas

“Activists in Vermont took the streets again yesterday to call attention to the climate crisis, as well as to protest the Public Service Board’s approval of the acquisition of Vermont Gas and Green Mountain Power by Canadian tarsands giant Enbridge. In May, Julie Macuga of 350.org Vermont told Vermont Public Radio “Enbridge is doing a lot of egregious things [such as] their history of destroying ecosystems and violating treaties. I don’t see that being in line with Green Mountain Power’s values and their commitment to 100 percent renewable energy.”

Tuesday’s actions in Burlington, which also included pre-dawn banner drops, come on the heels of Friday’s youth-led global climate strike. All images by Jim Mendell.”

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The Hill: Dozens of protesters arrested at New Hampshire coal plant

“Nearly 70 people protesting the use of fossil fuels were arrested over the weekend as they demonstrated at a coal plant in New Hampshire.

The activists were reportedly arrested Saturday on charges of trespassing on the grounds of the Merrimack Station coal plant, according to The Associated Press.

The 67 people who were arrested were among the more than 200 protestors who flocked to the coal plant, calling for it to be shut down.”

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Associated Press: Nearly 70 arrested at protest outside coal-fired power plant

“Nearly 70 people have been arrested at a protest outside a coat-fired power plant in New Hampshire.

The activists were arrested on Saturday on charges of trespassing on the grounds of the Merrimack Station.

More than 200 protesters turned out for the rally and called for the coal-fired plant to be shut down. The protest came at the end of a week of climate demonstrations around the world calling for governments to do more to reduce carbon emissions.

The protest was organized by nonprofits such as 350 New Hampshire, Rights and Democracy, New Hampshire Youth Movement and Climate Disobedience.

Granite Shore Power says the Merrimack Station is an important part of the local economy and has drastically decreased carbon emissions.”

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Eagle Times: EagleTimesBriefs_NH_20190930

“Nearly 70 people have been arrested at a protest outside a coat-fired power plant in New Hampshire.

The activists were arrested on Saturday on charges of trespassing on the grounds of the Merrimack Station.

More than 200 protesters turned out for the rally and called for the coal-fired plant to be shut down. The protest came at the end of a week of climate demonstrations around the world calling for governments to do more to reduce carbon emissions.

The protest was organized by nonprofits such as 350 New Hampshire, Rights and Democracy, New Hampshire Youth Movement and Climate Disobedience.

Granite Shore Power says the Merrimack Station is an important part of the local economy and has drastically decreased carbon emissions.”

Read more HERE.

Eagle Times: EagleTimesBriefs_NH_20190930

Nearly 70 people have been arrested at a protest outside a coat-fired power plant in New Hampshire.

The activists were arrested on Saturday on charges of trespassing on the grounds of the Merrimack Station.

More than 200 protesters turned out for the rally and called for the coal-fired plant to be shut down. The protest came at the end of a week of climate demonstrations around the world calling for governments to do more to reduce carbon emissions.

The protest was organized by nonprofits such as 350 New Hampshire, Rights and Democracy, New Hampshire Youth Movement and Climate Disobedience.

Granite Shore Power says the Merrimack Station is an important part of the local economy and has drastically decreased carbon emissions.

Read more HERE.

Click Orlando: Dozens of protesters arrested at New Hampshire coal plant

“Approximately 120 protesters participated in the event at Merrimack Station, the city’s news release said, between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday. No injuries or damage to property were reported.

Those arrested face charges of criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor, the news release said.

Images from 350 New Hampshire Action’s Twitter page showed protesters posted up outside the plant with signs. One of them said, “Protect Mother Earth.””

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Earther Gizmodo

“In late August, nine activists walked into the Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire. They didn’t seek approval or go through any security to enter the coal power plant. The group of activists, which included members of 350 New Hampshire Action, the Climate Disobedience Center, and Nonviolent Citizen Action, had one goal: remove some coal.

Each wore a white disposable Tyvek suit as they entered the largest running coal plant in New England without a shut-down date, and they came ready with a shovel in one hand and bucket or two in the other. This was the first direct action for 27-year-old Emma Shapiro-Weiss had ever taken part in. For others, such as 56-year-old Barbara Peterson, it was only the latest. The action was a test run for an even larger direct action the group planned and attempted on Saturday.

But their attempt to access the coal plant didn’t go as smooth on Saturday. About 120 people arrived to the station with the intention of taking even more coal, but the Bow Police Department was waiting for them. The town’s police ended up arresting 67 people for criminal trespass.”

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