Tom Mosakowski, Brattleboro resident

Hello

I would like to share the perspective that:
-since the Connecticut River once was the ecological lifeblood of our region and could be again if restored,
-since hydropower need not be in the form of dams in order to restart/kickstart the electrical grid and to rapidly ramp electricity generation up and down,
-since solar and wind electricity generation can, and nearly always does, occupy sites with vastly less ecological importance and productivity than dams, and
-since the cost of solar and wind electricity generation is currently comparable to the cost of hydropower and will continue to decline;

all dams on the mainstem of the Connecticut River should be phased out, the Northfield Mountain facility should be retained, and, if needed, additional pumped storage facilities should be developed.

Thank you for considering.

February 12th, 2021

Noel Grenier

All hydro power should be “run of river” not “variable flow.” The dam owners can do this if they want to be responsible for our environment! Just think, no water, no power!

June 18th, 2015

Noel Grenier

OK dam owners, consider the river as a person! Would you turn us on & off without consideration for our lives! – Signed, “the fish who live here”

June 18th, 2015

Scott Cunningham

One day it would be possible to have an environmental balance that included adequate fish ladders, free flow run of the river hydro power and less river erosion from water surges. Protect our river!

June 18th, 2015

Jean

From mountain top to the smallest pond Water more precious than gold!!! Protect, Conserve our most valuable resource

June 18th, 2015

Kim Cunningham

sturgeon lamprey shad eels LET THEM PASS! Please give them better fish LADDERS

June 18th, 2015

Jeannette Baker

A river should support life, not destroy it!

June 18th, 2015

Karen

I’d like to see water clean enough to support all kinds of wildlife – mammals, fish, bird, amphibian and reptiles.

June 18th, 2015

Anne Kenney

Water – Ours to use! Ours to enjoy! Ours to protect! for humans, fish, aquatic invertebrates, for all organisms

June 18th, 2015