January 31, 2018To The Daily Sun,
Women have finally decided “time’s up” when it comes to sexual harassment and assault. An old commercial used to tell us “Membership has its privileges” and the elite moneyed membership has been using its privileges way too long in disgusting and heartbreaking ways.
Now it’s time for all people to stand up to corporations which wish to assault and defile the environment for their own personal benefit that their time is up, too. Whether it’s the EPA announcing it will suspend environmental protections for an area of Alaska that is home to the world's most valuable wild salmon fishery. the doing away with a decades-old clean air policy that scientists say will result in more pollution and lung disease, or any of the other toxic attacks on our environment, people need to get angry and take action to stop a system that allows these assaults.
In New Hampshire people are fighting one of their own corporate abusers, Northern Pass. Gov. Sununu is enormously pleased that the Northern Pass Transmission plan was selected as the only project in the Massachusetts Clean Energy Requests for Proposal. Northern Pass was selected over 45 other projects that were much less destructive to the environment and private property, less expensive and engendered none of the seven-year controversy that is attached to the Northern Pass project.
There’s an old saying, “The only way for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing.” Evil corporations are all around us and the only way to defeat them to is do something.
The N.H. Community Rights Amendment, CACR19 (Constitutional Amendment Concurrent Resolution), will be considered at a public hearing by the House Municipal & County Government Committee in Concord on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. in Room 301 in the Legislative Office Building. This bill would give power to communities to protect themselves from harmful corporate activities that would destroy the natural world for their profit. If you can’t attend this hearing, please firstname.lastname@example.org and ask the members to support this bill. People can’t keep fighting one bad project after another. We have to change the system that allows these corporations more authority to harm people and the natural environment than people have to protect themselves and the ecosystem. This bill would make that happen.