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Information Meeting in Lancaster November 16 on a Community Rights-Based Ordinance to Stop Northern Pass

11 Nov

An information meeting regarding Northern Pass for Lancaster residents has been scheduled on Wednesday, November 16th starting in 6:30 pm at the Town Hall at 25 Main St.

Concerned that the Northern Pass project continues to pose a threat to the community despite widespread opposition, a group of concerned Lancaster citizens are exploring a strategy that could help the town enforce the will of its people against that of outside interests. The approach, known as a Community Rights-Based Ordinance, has been implemented in several towns in New Hampshire and was successfully used to prevent corporations from taking actions that would otherwise have harmed the town’s residents.

Over time citizen rights including landowner rights, and others that guarantee community self chosen community development, sustainable energy, right to scenic preservation and others have been eroded including the right to self governance.

At the meeting, attendees will learn more about this approach and welcomes Lancaster residents’ input, questions and comments. The session will include a presentation by guest speaker Gail Darrell from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (www.celdf.org). Gail will explain why the rights of the people have become less important than the rights of outside interests, and what we can do to change it.

For more information on the meeting, Northern Pass or the town ordinance contact infonorthcountrypowerline@gmail.com The meeting is free and refreshments will be available.

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