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Andy Martin raises questions about New Hampshire DRED nominee Jeffrey Rose: Is Rose’s nomination DOA?

Andy Martin asks the New Hampshire State Executive Council to hold an evidentiary hearing on the nomination of Jeffrey Rose to head the state’s Department of Resources and Economic Development (“DRED”). Andy is one of New Hampshire’s leading opponents of both Northeast Utilities’ proposed Northern Pass high voltage transmission line and the expansion of unnecessary wind turbine electric power on scenic ridge lines. He has been “walking the lines,” in opposition to “power lines” (electric) and now “ridge lines” (wind power) since 2011.

The People of New Hampshire

and New Hampshire’s Leading

Corruption Fighter Andy Martin

PRESENT:

Stop the Northern Pass Power Line

 

Operation Walk The Lines

(From power lines [electric] to ridge lines [wind turbine]

we Walk The Line for the People of New Hampshire)

 

Andy Martin, J. D.

Adjunct professor of law

executive director

 

you can call Andy:

 (603) 518-7310

 

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144 W. Webster, #1E

Manchester, NH 03104

 

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February 21, 2013

 

 

Hon. Raymond S. Burton,

Hon. Colin Van Ostern,

Hon. Christopher T. Sununu,

Hon. Christopher C. Pappas,

Hon. Debora B. Pignatelli,

 

Re: Appointment of Jeffrey Rose to

Department of Resources and Economic Development

 

Dear Members of the Council:

 

Earlier this week I testified in support of a proposed statute to place a one-year moratorium on new wind and electrical power systems. Rather than repeat my earlier comments in this letter, I am sending you a copy of my prior remarks by separate email.

 

It is sufficient to summarize my view that issues raised by new electrical transmission systems (Northern Pass) and wind turbine systems raise serious questions concerning the economic future of our state. In this letter I would like to suggest why the Council should place a hold on Mr. Rose’s nomination and appoint a special committee to take testimony under oath from Mr. Rose.

 

1. My own qualification and background in environmental law

 

I was “present at the creation” of the modern environmental movement and have litigated cases under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). When I returned to New Hampshire two years ago, people brought environmental concerns to my attention. I began “Operation Walk The Line” to “walk the line” of the Northern Pass high voltage transmissions system. I have walked from the northern border into the central part of the state and will resume my statewide march when the weather improves. I oppose the Northern Pass as currently proposed. Recently I have broadened the scope of Operation Walk The Line to encompass opposition to “walking the ridge lines” in opposition to the untrammeled expansion of wind turbine power.

 

2.  Mr. Rose’s right to fair treatment and due process

 

I start with the obvious view that whatever Mr. Rose’s positions on wind power and electrical transmission, his nomination should be treated fairly by all sides. There is no avoiding the fact that a sharp cleavage has developed in the state concerning whether to permit Northern Pass and whether to expand wind turbine power. But whether we are “for” or “against” (as I am) we should treat Mr. Rose and each other with civility and fairness.

 

3. The need to order an evidentiary hearing

 

There are sharply conflicting views on what Mr. Rose believes about Northern Pass, and apparently a gap in public knowledge about his position on wind turbine power. Asking the council to vote on his nomination without taking testimony under oath from Mr. Rose as to his prior statements and current views would by buying the proverbial pig in a poke. When the U. S. Senate exercises its power to “advise and consent” it always hears the nominee under oath, and subjects a nominee to searching inquiry before making a decision.

 

Has Mr. Rose opposed Northern pass? Has he supported Northern Pass? Has he sponsored meetings pro or con? There is no sworn record. Mr. Rose has a right to be judged fairly on his record, and both the Council and New Hampshire citizens have a right to know what that record is so that the Council may make an informed decision on his nomination. Unlike the federal level, where a president is given a presumption of choice, New Hampshire constitutional history is clear that the Council and the Council’s powers are a “negative” check on gubernatorial authority and not merely a rubber stamp.

 

4. The power to order a limited evidentiary hearing

 

I did some legal research before preparing this letter and while there are several dozen cases discussing the Council none of the Supreme Court’s decisions explicitly discuss the inherent powers of the Council. However, the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence is extensive on the inherent authority of the various branches of New Hampshire government. Because the Council is a creature of the Constitution, I believe it has inherent power to conduct evidentiary hearings in appropriate circumstances. I believe the need to unquestioningly establish what Mr. Rose believes, and what actions he has taken in the past, support the appointment of a special committee or other appropriate person to conduct a hearing for the Council. Alternatively the Council could convene a hearing itself and sit en banc for the purpose of taking testimony from Mr. Rose under oath. If today’s hearing is limited merely to statements pro and con, the Council will only have the views of the proponents and opponents, and not the sworn testimony of Mr. Rose on which to make an informed decision.

 

5. My unavailability today and continuing cooperation

 

I regret that due to previously scheduled investigatory commitments I am unable to be present today. However, you may feel free to call on me for whatever opinions I may express or experience I can impart. And, if the Council decides to hold an evidentiary hearing, I would like to conduct part of the examination (or cross-examination) of Mr. Rose.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

ANDY MARTIN

 

AM:sp

 

By separate email: Statement of February 19, 2013

Andy Martin questions New Hampshire’s energy policies as he testifies before the State House of Representatives

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PRESENT:

 

Stop the Northern Pass Power Line

 

Operation Walk The Line
Andy Martin, J. D.

Adjunct professor of law

executive director

 

you can call Andy:

 (603) 518-7310

 

you can email Andy:

andynewhampshire@aol.com

 

you can write Andy at:

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144 W. Webster, #1E

Manchester, NH 03104

 

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Re: House Bill 580, Moratorium on wind turbine plants and electric transmission lines

 

House hearing Tuesday, February 19, 2013

 

Statement of Andy Martin, executive director, Stop Northern Pass

 

1. Introduction

 

Chairman Borden and Members of the Committee. I am pleased to appear and speak on behalf of HB 580, which seeks to impose a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind turbine plants and electric transmission lines.

 

While I have primarily been identified as a leader of opposition to the Northern Pass electric transmission line, what I have to say is equally applicable to wind turbine operations. There is no doubt in my mind that the environmental and aesthetic issues raised by Northern Pass are also triggered by efforts to cover New Hampshire with wind turbine sites.

 

2. My background in environmental and utility law and litigation

 

I first became involved with environmental protection shortly after the passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). I filed one of the early NEPA cases to block a utility from erecting a high voltage power line a short distance from the runway of a local airport. I also participated as a party in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Power Commission, which was then chaired by a New Hampshire native. Technology has changed a great deal in forty-three years, but the underlying issues of environmental protection and reasonable regulation have not.

 

3. Northern Pass

 

After I came back to New Hampshire in 2011 the Northern Pass proposal was brought to my attention by local residents from the North Country all the way down to Epping where Northern Pass would terminate. I launched “Operation Walk the Line,” and began marching across the state, starting in Pittsburg, to dramatize my opposition to Northern Pass. (The march will resume once the weather is more favorable.)

 

Northern Pass is a massive project with little discernable benefit for New Hampshire. The construction jobs would go largely to out-of-state employees who are experienced in building electric transmission systems. The tax payments to local governments would start falling as soon as the project was completed, as Northeast Utilities asked for depreciation write-downs of its investment.

 

So why are Northeast Utilities and Hydro Quebec so insistent on building Northern Pass? I am not sue we have the answer. But I have a very real hypothesis. I now turn to my hypothesis, which I emphasize is a theory not a proven fact at this point.

 

4. Local vs. regional

 

The most important issue New Hampshire must debate, determine and decide is whether New Hampshire will develop locally-based power sources for local use, or whether New Hampshire will see an economic benefit from acting as an “energy colony” on a regional basis. Today New Hampshire generates more power than it consumes, so there is no urgency to adopt massive new energy initiatives.

 

Other states in our region, however, have limited their own power plant and power line construction for varying reasons ranging from the “NIMBY” movement (“not in my backyard”) to general anti-utility agitation. These states would be only too happy to see New Hampshire trampled to preserve their own aesthetics and environments. I am not anti-energy and anti-utility. I am pro-New Hampshire, pro-environment, pro-forest and, on the other hand, pro-growth. I am for full disclosure, and informed decision-making with maximum public input.

 

Many interests in New York State want to shut down the Indian Point nuclear generating stations at Buchanan, New York. Indian Point generators keep the lights on in New York City. Where would the alternative power come from if Indian Point is shuttered? I have no proof that Northern Pass is an anticipatory gesture to prepare for a potential shutdown of Indian Point reactors. But it sure looks that way.

 

Quebec Hydro is hungry to expand its power operations. But because both New York and Vermont do not look kindly on new transmission systems, Northeast Utilities could “wheel” power through New Hampshire on the Northern Pass system and provide a very real alternative for New York. In other words, New Hampshire would receive a paltry payment for locating the Northern Pass system here, but Northeast Utilities could make a bonanza by selling power to New York State to replace Indian Point. Is there a formal deal in place today? No, I don’t think so. But New Hampshire should not be played for a sucker by Northeast Utilities or New York State. We should receive fair pay for fair service. Or no pay for no service.

 

Today Northern Pass favors Northeast Utilities, not New Hampshire. I favor a balanced solution. I strongly support the efforts of the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests (please see link #1 below) to delay Northern Pass.

 

Turning from Northern Pass to wind turbines, are taxpayer-subsidized wind turbine plants being used to support New Hampshire’s energy needs or are they merely generating power that is ultimately resold for use elsewhere? The photograph in the Union Leader Monday of the Groton wind farm was a chilling one (please see link #2 below).

 

Because New Hampshire has an ideal “small government” structure we do not have a massive bureaucracy to sit in judgment on utility proposals. That is why citizen input is so crucial, and why I am here today.

 

I ask the General Court to “listen to the people,” and to adopt sound, sensible energy plans based on an overall view of what is in the best interests of New Hampshire today and tomorrow.

 

5. Policy vs. ad hoc decision-making

 

HB 580 is essential because it seeks to prompt a review of the state’s overall energy policies and economic policies. I have no quarrel with the state being used as an “energy colony” by other states, if New Hampshire is compensated fairly and if the people willingly adopt such an approach after being fully informed. (I personally disagree with such an approach, but the majority probably rules in that instance.)

 

What I strongly oppose is ad hoc decision-making, where powerful unities, corporations, economic interests and political players seek to change the environmental equilibrium of New Hampshire on an ad hoc basis.

 

Uncontrolled electrical and wind power development would sound the death knell for New Hampshire tourism, and New Hampshire’s quality of life. These are paramount considerations. There are tradeoffs to be made, but they should be informed tradeoffs, not stealth tradeoffs.

 

What we have today amounts to “stealth” regulation. We have policies in place, but they have not been updated and reviewed in light of current circumstances.

 

HB 580 would impose a temporary moratorium on new wind turbine operations and electric transmission lines unless and until the state conducts a comprehensive review and adopts a reasoned energy policy based on full and open debate and discussion of the alternatives.

 

I support adoption of HB 580 by the House and also by the Senate.

 

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Links

#1

http://www.forestsociety.org/

 

#2

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20130218/

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Andy Martin asks to testify at “Northern Pass” hearings

The People of New Hampshire

and New Hampshire’s Leading

Corruption Fighter Andy Martin

 

PRESENT:

 

Stop the Northern Pass Power Line

 

Operation Walk The Line

 

Andy Martin, J. D.

adjunct professor of law

executive director

 

you can call Andy:

 (603) 518-7310

 

you can email Andy:

andynewhampshire@aol.com

 

you can write Andy at:

fax (866) 214-3210, or

144 W. Webster, #1E

Manchester, NH 03104

 

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February 14, 2013

 

 

Hon. David Borden

Chairman

Science Technology Energy Committee

107 N. Main Street

Concord, NH 03301

via: david@oursustainablenh.com

 

Dear Chairman Borden:

 

I would like to speak in support of HB 580 on February 19th at 1:00 P.M. I will fill out the speaker card. If there is any other requirement for speaking, please let me know.

 

I have been a leading opponent of the Northern Pass proposal since 2011 and have walked across a good part of the North Country as part of “Operation Walk the Line” to dramatize opposition to the proposed power line. While I respect that reasonable people can differ over Northern Pass, my research, my experience and my strong support for the preservation of New Hampshire’s forests and environment lead me to be a committed opponent of the project. That’s why HB 580’s moratorium offers time for a reasoned debate and discussion.

 

Northeast Utilities recognizes me as the de facto leader of the anti-Northern Pass movement and regularly monitors my activity, as well as having created a cartoon – since removed from the Internet – spoofing my efforts to block the project. So I command not only the expertise but the respect to address the proposed law.

 

HB 580 obviously concerns Northern Pass.

 

I look forward to meeting you and making my presentation next week.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

ANDY MARTIN

 

AM:sp

 

cc: Hon. Harold Reilly via pegskip05@hughes.net

NEW HAMPSHIRE NEWS CONFERENCE: Andy Martin continues to lead battle against Northern Pass. Andy will announce Tuesday he is resuming his statewide march against Northern Pass

New Hampshire corruption fighter Andy Martin will announce Tuesday he is continuing his battle against Northeast Utilities’ proposed NorthernPass high voltage transmission system. Andy says “I made a promise to the People of New Hampshire to ‘stay the course’ and I am continuing my battle against NorthernPass. We will resume the statewide march against NorthernPass some time in late August or early September. I plan to announce in September that I am moving to  New Hampshire to devote my full-time efforts to leading the fight against NorthernPass and to continue and expand my efforts fighting local corruption in the state.”

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 NorthernPass battle continues!

 Conservative blogger and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin will announce the continuation of his battle against Northeast Utilities’ NorthernPass high voltage transmission system

 Andy says his commitment to the People of New Hampshire is steadfast and strong

 Andy hopes to resume his statewide march against NorthernPass in late August or early September

 Andy charges that Northern Pass/Northeast Utilities is using false and deceptive tactics to obtain support for the NorthernPass proposal from local business organizations; Andy plans to battle Northeast Utilities’ tactics

 Andy hopes to announce in August/September he is moving to New Hampshire to lead the fight against NorthernPass and to battle local corruption

 (MANCHESTER, NH) (July 31, 2012) Conservative blogger and Internet Powerhouse Andy Martin will hold a telephone news conference today, Tuesday, July 31st, to announce he is continuing his battle Northeast Utilities’ proposed NorthernPass high voltage transmission system. Northeast Utilities is holding a related news conference today to provide an update on the proposed route of the NorthernPass system.

 “I am excited today to announce I will continue to lead the battle against Northeast Utilities proposed NorthernPass high voltage transmission system,” Andy says. “The NorthernPass proposal is bad for New Hampshire.

 “NorthernPass has used underhanded tactics to obtain approval from a local chamber of commerce. I hope to be able to announce my plans to move to New Hampshire to continue my efforts against NorthernPass.NorthernPass is one of our nation’s critical environmental conflicts. I support infrastructure investment that will benefit the economy. I oppose utility company efforts to use the people of New Hampshire as ‘energy slaves.’

 “Now that the burdens of a personal political campaign are lifting, I can devote full time to serving the People of New Hampshire. We have some exciting plans which we will be releasing in the days ahead.

 “Last year I began a statewide march against NorthernPass. As soon as we are able, I’ll resume the march where I left off (TwinMountain). I made promises to the People of New Hampshire and I plan to keep those promises. This is a major battle and I have made a major commitment.”

 [Northeast Utilities maintained visual surveillance of Andy Martin while he marched against NorthernPass along Route 3 from Pittsburg to TwinMountain. The utility company is obviously seriously concerned by his leadership of the NorthernPass opposition in New Hampshire.]

 JULY 31ST NW HAMPSHIRE [TELEPHONE] NEWS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

 WHO:     

 New Hampshire corruption fighter and environmental activist Andy Martin

 WHAT:    

 Andy Martin will continue his commitment to the People of New Hampshire to fight the NorthernPass high voltage transmission line

 WHERE:

 Telephone news conference:

 Dial-in Number: 1-800-466-8543

 Conference Code: 510518

WHEN:

 Tuesday, July 31st, 20122:00 P.M.

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MANCHESTER, NH/ THANKSGIVING NEWS CONFERENCE: Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin resumes his statewide march against Northern Pass on Thanksgiving Day.

Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin will hold a Manchester news conference today, Thursday, November 24th to announce he is resuming his statewide march against Northern Pass on Thanksgiving Day. Andy will then head to Whitefield where will “start walkin’.”

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Andy Martin resumes his New Hampshire statewide march against Northern Pass on Thanksgiving Day

Andy will hold a Manchester news conference, head for Whitefield for a second news conference, and then start marching south on Route 3 towards Twin Mountain, all on Thanksgiving Day

Andy says it is time for Northern Pass opponents to “grow up and stand up,” or “shut up and sit down”

“Granite State tough” Andy Martin resumes marching against Northern Pass on a chilly Thanksgiving Day

BULLETIN: Late Wednesday afternoon Andy Martin filed suit in NH Superior Court to expose corruption by NH Governor John Lynch and AG Michael Delaney concerning fraud and corruption involving tens of millions of dollars of the Neil Tillotson Trust and “The Balsams” hotel in Dixville Notch. The lawsuit will probably not be formally entered on the record until Monday or Tuesday due to holiday closings. A more detailed release will follow Friday.

(MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE) (Thanksgiving, November 24, 2011)
Independent Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin will hold Manchester and Whitefield news conferences today, Thanksgiving morning at 9:00 A.M., Thursday, in Manchester and at noon in Whitefield, November 24th to announce he is heading to the North Country and dedicating his Thanksgiving Day to resuming his march against the Northern Pass high voltage transmission line. Andy will hold his news conference in Whitefield and then resume his march against Northern Pass.

“Thursday morning Thanksgiving Day I am delighted to announce in Manchester that I am resuming my march against Northern Pass,” Andy says. “I will resume marching at noon at the town green/center in Whitefield (the gazebo) and then march south on Route 3 towards Twin Mountain.

“I am dedicating my holiday to marching against Northern Pass because I strongly and sincerely believe the proposal is bad for New Hampshire, though Northern Pass deal-makers may enrich a handful of power brokers in Manchester, Boston and Hartford. They will also be passing out ‘peanuts’ to New Hampshire landowners.

“I note the same people who promise Northern Pass will be ‘problem free’ could not repair their existing electrical network last month and had to fire their chief executive because of service delays in Connecticut.

“But I also have some ‘tough love’ for local Northern Pass opponents. It is time for local opponents to grow up and stand up, or sit down and shut up. I have seen over the past several months an almost childlike innocence among NP opponents, as though the purity of their motives would automatically triumph over powerful economic interests and lobbyists in Washington. Even ‘Harry Potter’ knows that’s naïve. ‘It ain’t happening.’ The reality: either fight hard against Northern Pass or fry under the high voltage towers.

“Wake up, New Hampshire!

“The ‘big money’ supporting Northern Pass now has a presidential candidate who is going to support Northern Pass (more on this cash conflict in the days ahead). This candidate is drawing massive financial support for his presidential race from Northern Pass interests. Northern Pass also has a gubernatorial candidate operating inside the Northern Pass law firm in Manchester.

“Northern Pass opponents have told me they ‘don’t get involved in politics,’ and that they are ‘nonpolitical.’ But billion dollar business projects are totally political undertakings. That’s why President Barack Hussein Nobama temporarily cancelled the Midwestern Keystone XL pipeline, a proposal similar to Northern Pass generating similar controversy. Pure politics.

“To say you are not going to be vigorously involved in the political process is to confess you are forfeiting your position to corporate power brokers who will do whatever it takes to make the deal and cash in, despite the misery they inflict on ordinary Granite State citizens.

“I saw somewhere that someone wants to enlist corrupt Washington lobbyist Newton Gingrich as an opponent of NP. Gingrich will say and do anything to get votes, and he will sucker the gullible with his windbag promises before he puts his hands on his backside to collect clandestine cash and give ‘strategic advice’ to the developers of Northern Pass. That’s the way the crooked influence peddling game is played in Washington, and Gingrich is a master player. He has corralled tens of millions of dollars from special interests to promote their agendas while simultaneously pretending to speak for ordinary folks on the same subjects. Sucker.

“Fighting powerful corporations isn’t easy, isn’t cheap and takes a lot of energy and a lot of hard work and a lot of shoe leather. I know, I have successfully been fighting powerbrokers for decades. And I don’t take cash on the side to give private ‘strategic advice’ to people who are fighting the groups I am supporting in public. I am no Newton Gingrich. If people are dumb enough to fall for the Gingrich spiel and vote for a thief like him, they deserve what they get. A stab in the back.

“If people want to fight Northern Pass, they can rest assured I am not giving strategic advice to NP or its lawyers at the back door the way Gingrich does. I don’t have my hand out behind my back.

“We’ll celebrate ‘Thanksgiving’ along Route 3 as we walk down from Whitefield towards Twin Mountain. We have cold cut turkey, rolls and even a pumpkin pie.

“On this wonderful holiday my heart will be with the people of New Hampshire who would suffer if Northern Pass succeeds. The time to make decisions and take action and stop shadow boxing has arrived. I know where I stand. Where do you stand on fighting Northern Pass? Are you real, or surreal?” Andy will state at his Manchester and Whitefield news conferences.

NOVEMBER 22ND MANCHESTER, NH CONFERENCE DETAILS:

WHO:

Independent Republican Party Presidential Candidate Andy Martin

WHAT:

Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin will resume his march against the proposed Northern Pass high voltage transmission line

WHERE:

Hilton Garden Inn, Manchester, NH (Andy Martin suite #213)

WHEN:

Manchester, Thursday, November 24th, 9:00 A.M.

WHITEFIELD NEWS CONFERENCE:

Town Green/Center, gazebo, noon, November 24th (just before Andy resumes his march against Northern Pass)

Note: We usually try to march against the Northern Pass route in sequential segments. We ended our last marching segment in Lancaster. But we believe the road between Lancaster and Whitefield is too difficult to walk on a day when snow may be a factor. We will go back and eventually march from Lancaster to Whitefield when the weather improves. Safety first.
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ABOUT ANDY: Andy Martin’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire 100 years ago. His mom was born in Manchester. Growing up, Andy spent summers in New Hampshire. That’s why he’s New Hampshire’s “Favorite Son” presidential candidate in the 2012 presidential primary election.

Today Andy is a legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Chicago Public Radio calls Andy a “boisterous Internet activist.” The Chicago Tribune calls him “Chicago’s own…political activist.” He has over forty years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on regional, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world.

Andy has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois and American politics and courts for over forty years. [www.AndyMartin.com] He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.EnglishforAmerica.org

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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[PHOTO] Presidential Candidate Andy Martin marching for the People of New Hampshire


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Andy Martin campaign releases “march” photograph

(LANCASTER, NH)(September 1, 2011) “Granite tough” Republican Presidential Candidate Andy Martin’s “historic” march across New Hampshire’s highways highlights his opposition to the Northern Pass high voltage transmission line proposal. Northern Pass would cut New Hampshire in half, undermine property values and depress local tourism. Andy has marched further and engaged New Hampshire citizens longer than any presidential candidate in history.

Attached is a photograph of Andy on the march for the People of New Hampshire. The photograph is copyrighted but may be used with attribution. © Copyright by Andy Martin 2011 – All Rights Reserved

You can click on the photo for a full-screen view.

“We are continuing a ‘historic’ march across the State of New Hampshire,” Andy says, “walking further in support of a local New Hampshire cause than any previous presidential candidate in history.”

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ABOUT ANDY: Chicago Public Radio calls Andy Martin a “boisterous Internet activist.” The Chicago Tribune calls him “Chicago’s own…political activist.” Andy is a legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of background in radio and television and is the dean of Illinois media and communications. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and he produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” http://www.ContrarianCommentary.com. He comments on regional, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world.

Martin has been a leading corruption fighter in Illinois and American politics and courts for over forty years. [www.AndyMartin.com] He is currently sponsoring http://www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com. See also http://www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; http://www.EnglishforAmerica.org

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

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Andy Martin marches across New Hampshire

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