Reject Canadian hydropower!

Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Janet Mills (Maine), Charlie Baker (Massachusetts), Gavin Newsom, (California), Brad Little (Idaho), Jay Inslee (Washington), Kate Brown (Oregon), and Mayor Bill DeBlasio (New York City)

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We are people directly impacted by Canadian hydropower development in our communities.

We ask you to: reject Canadian hydropower and new dams and stop all proposed transmission lines to import Canadian hydropower to the United States!


  • Canada’s hydropower development is part of the country’s shameful legacy of 450 years of colonialism. Aboriginal people were removed from their ancestral lands and government laws sought to erase our ways of life and traditions. Today the hydropower industry continues to push forward with megadams over local protests and resistance.


  • Most of Canada’s hydropower development has occurred on ancestral Aboriginal lands without our consent. Conflicts between Aboriginal communities and the Canadian hydropower industry continue today, destroying and dividing the social fabric of our communities.


  • Many of us lack access to clean drinking water because our water supplies have been destroyed and contaminated by hydropower development.  


  • Many of our communities are impoverished, lack access to health care and modern communication and suffer from the trauma of seeing our traditional lands and communities destroyed by hydropower development.


  • Canadian hydropower is not clean, green or renewable. In addition to destroying our communities and ways of life, Canadian hydropower destroys vast areas of forest, rivers and wetlands. The dams poison the environment and traditional food supplies with methylmercury.  


  • Massachusetts has a contract to buy Canadian hydropower for a transmission corridor through Maine. New York City is considering a purchase contract and a corridor from Canada.

  • More new corridors are planned and new dams are being built to supply electricity to Boston, New York and Minnesota.  


We urge you to visit our communities to see for yourself what 60 years of reckless hydropower development has done to our Northern communities.  

This destruction will continue unless you stop buying this dirty energy. You are responsible for our suffering.

Please stop buying Canadian hydropower!

Note:

This petition as modified on July 7, 2020 to include Governors Gavin Newsom, (California), Brad Little (Idaho), Jay Inslee (Washington), Kate Brown (Oregon).


Petition by
Meg Sheehan
Lyme, New Hampshire

To: Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Janet Mills (Maine), Charlie Baker (Massachusetts), Gavin Newsom, (California), Brad Little (Idaho), Jay Inslee (Washington), Kate Brown (Oregon), and Mayor Bill DeBlasio (New York City)
From: [Your Name]

Reject Canadian hydropower and new dams. Stop all transmission lines to import Canadian hydropower to the United States.

We are people directly impacted by Canadian hydropower development for over 60 years. We suffer great harm from this energy development. It is not clean or green.

Canada’s hydropower development is part of the country’s shameful legacy of 450 years of colonialism. Aboriginal people were removed from their ancestral lands and government laws sought to erase our ways of life and traditions. Today the hydropower industry continues to push forward with megadams over local protests and resistance.

Most of Canada’s hydropower development has occurred on ancestral Aboriginal lands without our consent. Conflicts between Aboriginal communities and the Canadian hydropower industry continue today, destroying and dividing the social fabric of our communities.

Many of us lack access to clean drinking water because our water supplies have been destroyed by hydropower development.

Many of our communities are impoverished, lack access to health care and modern communication and suffer from the trauma of seeing our traditional lands and communities destroyed by hydropower development.

Canadian hydropower is not clean, green or renewable. In addition to destroying our communities and ways of life, Canadian hydropower destroys vast areas of forest, rivers and wetlands. The dams poison the environment and traditional food supplies with methylmercury.

Massachusetts has a contract to buy Canadian hydropower for a transmission corridor through Maine. New York is considering a corridor from Canada to New York City. Other corridors are planned. New dams are under construction in Canada to supply Boston, New York and cities in Minnesota.

We urge you to visit our communities to see for yourself what 60 years of reckless hydropower development has done to our Northern communities. This destruction will continue unless you stop buying this dirty energy. You are responsible for our suffering. Please stop buying Canadian hydropower.