What can I do?” is music to our ears. There are many ways to get involved but everyone can start by following these simple suggestions:
What Can I Do?
Whether you are for or against the Wild Meadows Wind Project, it is up to you to protect yourself and to know the facts about how everyone is affected by this trend.
1: First and foremost – ACT QUICKLY. Complacency is kills great ideas and campaigns. Don’t be part of why something doesn’t happen; be part of something worthwhile that does.
2: SIGN A PETITION
3: Call your Local Selectman/woman and tell him/her your opinion:
Steve Darrow 523-4678
Jenny Joyce 523-7255
David Rienzo 523-7523
Don Sharp 744-3220
Larry Stickney 744-3220
Kenneth Hall 744-3220
James Phelps 768-3313
Sandra Spencer 768-3313
Lyn England 768-3313
4: Stay informed – www.windeffects.org
Visit our site and read about the issues for yourself.
Find links to the information you need to be informed.
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5: Contact to your elected officials and share your opinion of the project. See the list below or if you are not sure who represents you visit this site find out according to your address. Then send an email, letter or call them.
Make your letters count.
Call our representatives and let them know how you feel about Industrial Wind Turbines taking over NH!
Senator Kelly Ayotte- 1200 Elm Street, Suite 2 Manchester, NH 3101 Phone: 603-622-7979
Senator Jeanne Shaheen – 1589 Elm Street, Suite 3 Manchester, NH 03101 Ph: 603-647-7500
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter – PO Box 453 Rochester, NH 03866 Phone: 603-531-9653
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster – 15 N Main St, Level 3 Concord, NH. 03302 Phone: 603-225 3327
Governor Margaret Wood Hassan – 107 N. Main St. Room 302 Concord, NH 03301 (603) 271-4153 NH State
Senate, District 2 Jeanie Forrester State House, Room 105-A Concord, NH 03301-4951 603-271-2104
email@example.com www.jeanieforrester.com See the notes from the meeting
Jeanie Forester attended. Northern Pass Notes at the Flying Goose Pub
- Please click here to email the 361 Commission Members to express your support for a moratorium–especially as it relates to the wind turbine project. (This will populate your email with all of their addresses at once to make it easier.) OR click on the individual email addresses below.SB361 Commission Members:
Senator Jeanie Forrester
firstname.lastname@example.orgRep. Paul Simard
email@example.comRep. Jacqueline Cali-Pitts
Rep. Laurence Rappaport
Administrator Susan Thorne
Energy Manager Karen L. Monahan (Rantamaki)
Deputy Commissioner Michael P. Pillsbury
firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministrator Timothy W. Drew
email@example.comIndustrial Agent Benoit L. Lamontagne
Director Thomas Franz
Director of Property Apraisal Stephan Hamilton
6:Involve other organizations as you get the word out. When you write to your local representatives or newspapers, send copies to wind advocates and proponents to let them all know about your efforts. Copy to the national media as well. If these groups and individuals know that you are regularly addressing all of them with credible information, it will make it that much harder for them to ignore you.
7: Make your views known. Call the press and ask for coverage, but be prepared for unbalanced and possibly biased reporting. Use such opportunities to get your own rebuttals printed.
8: Lawn signs are a good way to express your opinion and will go a long way to reduce intimidation that may be keeping others from doing the same. They can be home-made or purchased. Consider using a waterproof poster board and peel and stick letters or have one made a local sign company. They are inexpensive.
9: Talk to your friends and neighbors about the project. Encourage them to act now.
What to do if you live within two miles of the project? (in addition to the above)
It is vital that we protect ourselves, our environment and our financial futures. Having records of current conditions will help to prove any changes that may occur in the coming months or years.
Have your doctor sign an affidavit of your health in order to match it to any future concerns that may arise.
Have your property value appraised.
Document your quality of life as you are experiencing it now. Videotape your views (sights) and the natural sounds and noises for your area. Do this at various times of the day and season. Show how sunlight affects the rooms in your house at dusk and dawn.
Document your TV, cordless phone and cellphone reception.
Have the health department record the quality and quantity of your well water, and verify the condition of any local streams and creeks.
Document the birds and wildlife that frequent the area.
Document the amount of traffic you currently experience in your neighborhood.
Make sure the developers (landowners leasing property) know that you are doing this. As long as you don’t keep it a secret, this documentation is a powerful measure as it might be useful later for proof.
It’s not too late yet and it is never too late to help others who will be thankful, one day, to have friends who have already traveled this path.