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For Immediate Release

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Marla Marcum, marla@climatedisobedience.org,
Rebecca Beaulieu, rebecca@350nh.org

Press Release

New England Climate Activists Take The Case Against Coal to Jury Trial

Five activists who blockaded a coal train in 2019 will argue their case in Merrimack Superior Court March
CONCORD, NH -

Five New England climate activists with the No Coal No Gas campaign will take their case to jury trial at Concord Superior court on March 21st-24th. The group was arrested while blockading a coal train set to deliver tens of thousands of tons of coal to the Merrimack Station in Bow, NH in 2019.   

Activists will make the case that the harm of burning coal necessitates direct action to protect people and the planet, in an appeal of the sentence handed down by Concord district court last year. The train blockade and court proceedings are part of an ongoing campaign to end the use of coal and gas in New England.

Court will run between 9am and 4pm from March 21st - 23rd and may extend to the 24th. Merrimack Superior Court is located at 5 Court Street, Concord, NH. Media need to reach out to the court in advance if you intend to photograph or record the trial. The defendants will be available for interviews before and after the proceedings but not during trial. Additional members of the No Coal No Gas Campaign will be available to answer questions throughout the duration of the trial. 

No Coal No Gas is an ongoing campaign to stop burning fossil fuels in New England.
Go to nocoalnogas.org or strikedowncoal.org for more information.

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