Issue Date:July 06, 2019The three main values of the United Sates are freedom, democracy, and human rights, and we are fighting for these ideals in the Town of Nottingham, other towns in New Hampshire, and in towns all over the Country!
The people of Nottingham have approved two rights based ordinances (RBO’s) to protect our health, safety, and ecosystem. The first ordinance, approved at Town Meeting in 2008, prevents commercial water extraction, thereby protecting our wells and preserving our groundwater. That ordinance saved our Town from USA Springs!
The second was passed at Town Meeting this year providing Nottingham with“Freedom from Chemical Trespass” to ban toxic waste dumping and protect our water, land, and air. There is already a challenge to this human right before NH Superior Court.
The question is who decides? Do the citizens of our towns have the democratic right to ban corporate polluters, including fossil fuel pipelines, high tension power lines, and greenhouse gas producers? It’s urgent that people get involved!
Contact the NH Community Rights Network (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Peter A. White, Treasurer, Nottingham Water Alliance and Board member of NH Community Rights Network