NH Union Leader Article on Ending Blockade


BOW — A group of New England Quakers ended their rail blockade at the Merrimack Station coal-burning power plant on Sunday, after holding a protest on the site for more than 24 hours. More than a dozen from the group spent the night Saturday. They dismantled the encampment and makeshift blockade on Sunday afternoon. [Read […]

WMUR TV Coverage of Pilgrimage


Television news coverage of the Climate Pilgrimage from WMUR. Transcript summary BOW, N.H. — A group of mostly Quakers walked for seven days from Portsmouth’s Schiller power station to Merrimack Station in Bow to demonstrate against burning coal for energy. The station is the last coal-burning power plant in New England without a shutdown date. […]

Article in Concord Monitor

Protesters march during a "climate pilgrimage" along railroad tracks that lead to the Merrimack Station, a coal-fired power plant, in Bow on Saturday, July 15, 2017. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Quaker-led environmental activists march on Merrimack Station By LUCAS MASIN-MOYER Monitor staff Saturday, July 15, 2017 On the seventh day of the Quaker-led “Climate Pilgrimage” across southern New Hampshire, the participants, who were marching for environmental preservation, sat down and rested. They sat down right in the middle of train tracks leading into Merrimack Station […]

Article in NH Union Leader

scaffolding at Merrimack Station

Quakers go on 60-mile pilgrimage from Portsmouth to Bow in protest of coal-fired plants By SHAWNE K. WICKHAM New Hampshire Sunday News Peter Blood was thinking about his grandfather last week as he walked across the state as part of a “climate pilgrimage” organized by New England Quakers… [Read more]

Press Release for Direct Action


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2017 WEEK-LONG CLIMATE PILGRIMAGE BETWEEN NEW HAMPSHIRE COAL PLANTS ENDS WITH WORSHIP AND CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AT BOW PLANT Contact: Katherine Fisher 781-710-8798 kath.fisher@gmail.com John Humphries 860-216-7972 Bow, NH – After a week of walking, a group of New England Quakers and fellow travelers concluded a sixty mile pilgrimage between New […]