About SAPL

SAPL History-Current Issues handout

P.O. Box 1136
Portsmouth, NH 03802

The Seacoast Anti-Pollution League (SAPL) was organized in Hampton, New Hampshire in 1969 in response to the threat of a nuclear power plant planned to be built by Public Service Co. in the estuary on the New England Atlantic coast of Seabrook, NH . SAPL became a legal citizen intervener organization in the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) hearings participating through the 1970′s and 1980′s.
SAPL has provided environmental education and public presentations about energy and environment issues to schools and community organizations in its 43 year history of environmental activism. We currently have a renewed EPA Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) working with an environmental engineering company consultant that is overseeing the toxic waste site cleanup efforts by the U.S. Navy at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY).
SAPL is a 501(c)3 organization that accepts tax-deductible donations to act as a citizen “watchdog” over the operations and activities at the Seabrook nuclear plant, to oversee cleanup efforts at the PNSY, and to help protect the seacoast environment and the health & safety of its residents.
SAPL is presently engaged in a joint lawsuit with the NH Sierra Club and “Beyond Nuclear”. We are suing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for rejecting our application as an intervener in the operating license extension hearings generated when NextEra, the utulity owner of Seabrook Station, petitioned the NRC 20 years ahead of the termination of its original operating license to extend its license to the year 2050. SAPL contends that NextEra did not follow the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) requirements when it failed to consider safer and cleaner energy alternatives, such as offshore wind energy potential, in its Environmental Impact Statement submitted to the NRC.

4 Responses to About SAPL

  1. Phil McDonough says:

    excellent site …. thanks for ALL your work!

  2. Herb Moyer says:

    Glad you find us useful !

    Herb Moyer
    SAPL President and Webmaster

  3. Julia Peters says:


    I’m reaching out to you today as fellow health care and public health advocates. On behalf of New Hampshire PIRG (Public Interest Research Group), I hope that you will join us in our efforts to bring awareness to and combat the overuse and misuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

    We are signing on both national organizations as well as state groups and affiliates, to show the broadest possible support among the medical, environmental, and public interest community. I would love to have you all as a signer on this letter, as well as any of the groups you have worked with in the past on the issue who you think might be interested.

    To flesh out our campaign a little more for you, we’re taking it on in two fronts. With citizen outreach we are canvassing on this issue across the country, in about 15 states to strengthen public education and support.

    Additionally, we are focusing much of our field work on organizing the medical community. We’re working to sign on 5000 doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in support of the campaign this summer, and to mobilize them to submit opinion media, share stories of antibiotic resistance they’ve encountered, and engage their colleagues.

    Again, we would love to have you join us in bringing light and action to this issue. Please let me know if you’d be willing to sign on to our letter to the President, as well as any other thoughts you have about how you can get involved with the campaign. You can also find more information about our organization online via the U.S. PIRG site below.

    Thank you,

    Julia Peters
    Northeast Field Campaigner


  4. Herb Moyer says:

    We paid a nominal fee to a “techie” to setup our site initially, but I have generally been able to follow directions and get things accomplished. I will checkout your website when I have a free moment.

    Herb Moyer
    SAPL President and Webmaster

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