See NOCOALNOGAS.ORG for complete info about the campaign and to sign up.
- Monday January 27, 2020. Jay O’Hara and Marla Marcum, two co-founders of the Climate Disobedience Center and key organizers of the No Coal No Gas campaign, will join Climate Action Now at our monthly gathering on January 27th. They’ll be joined by other local organizers from the Valley who are working to close Bow and reform ISO-New England. 7-9 pm Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst.
- Anytime: Sign the petition to ISO-New England from the Office of the Attorney General, Maura Healey. The link has a great explainer video.
- Anytime: Waging Non-Violence article about the campaign
In August 2019 a campaign kicked off to shutter the last big coal plant in New England without a shutdown date – the Merrimack generating station in Bow, New Hampshire. Thus far, activists have removed coal from the burn pile at the plant, poured onto the plant property, blockaded half a dozen rail shipments of coal refueling the plant, and begun to focus on ISO-New England, the region’s electrical grid manager which is propping up this dinosaur generator. The campaign is called No Coal, No Gas, and is a loose coalition of organizations across all six New England states. The campaign aims to build a boisterous disobedience movement with the community and power to close this plant, and take aim at the unacceptable fracked gas infrastructure built in recent decades.
Jay O’Hara and Marla Marcum, two co-founders of the Climate Disobedience Center and key organizers of the No Coal No Gas campaign, will join CAN on January 27th. Marla and Jay bring collective decades of experience to building nonviolent direct action campaigns, and are passionate about building a movement culture of fierce vulnerability, trust and love. Marla was the lead organizer for Resist The Pipeline, the direct action campaign to stop the West Roxbury Lateral Pipeline in Boston. Jay was the captain of the Henry David T, the lobster boat which blockaded a shipment of coal to the Brayton Point power plant in 2013. They’ll be joined by other local organizers from the Valley who are working to close Bow and reform ISO-New England.