Where Do The Children Play

In this mad haste to be the leader in “clean” energy we are degrading the environment at an alarming rate.

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Riding the cascades in North Woodstock, New Hampshire

We are borrowing the land from our children (quote unknown) and need to act more responsibly.

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Searching for salamanders in a pond off Sawyer Highway/Route 112 between North Woodstock and Easton, New Hampshire

“We have such a brief opportunity to pass on to our children our love for this Earth, and to tell our stories. These are the moments when the world is made whole. In my children’s memories, the adventures we’ve had together in nature will always exist.” ~ Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

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Searching for a swimming hole to play in along Kinsman Falls trail in Franconia Notch

. . . Hopefully we can keep these memories going, from generation to generation, without too much interference from insidious hydropower and wind developments and make wiser sustainability choices for our real energy needs and not solely for corporate profit.

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Important as well are the needs of the environment: flora and fauna, ecosystems, wildlife habitats, are all necessary for the well-being of our earth. And a healthy earth is of foremost importance for the well-being of our children.

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A warm fall extends recreation time on the Pemigewasset River, New Hampshire

The more we expose our children to the wonders of nature, the more responsible they’ll be in making future decisions regarding the earth. I wonder often about how much time some of the big decision-makers in the hydropower energy field spend in our national parks, or go hiking, camping, fishing, etc.

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Respect for the environment comes from having experience with it.

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Fishing on the Pemigewasset River, New Hampshire

It’s time to put the brakes on and start a national dialogue about energy efficiency because, wow, the landscape of our planet is changing fast.

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I know we’ve come a long way,
We’re changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?

Cat Stevens

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Well, they eventually found that water hole to play in. Kinsman Falls trail, Franconia Notch

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REACH OUT:

Email your comment to New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee
Pamela G. Monroe, Administrator to: Pamela.monroe@sec.nh.gov

Sign the petition to bury or stop the Northern Pass today:  http://www.conservationmediagroup.org/bury-or-stop-northern-pass-petition

Write to New Hampshire Governor Hassan directly: http://governor.nh.gov

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Potential environmental and economic impacts from the proposed Northern Pass high power transmission line project: http://www.clf.org/northern-pass/potential-impacts/

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC) motion to intervene contains helpful information regarding the Northern Pass and its impact on the environment, concerns, and observations. http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/Northern_Pass_Intervention_AMC_Final_Dec_15_2010.pdf

For an important article about impacts and visual simulations read: http://www.notonorthernpass.com/2016/03/30/dont-take-information-face-value-research-np/. Visit these sites but given the source not sure how reliable it is. As the article above says, check data against what you’re familiar with: http://www.northernpasseis.us/library/draft-eis/visual-impact-assessment/ and/or click on the towns here for impacts: http://www.northernpass.us/towns.htm.


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