Guy Chichester (February 11, 1935 – February 8, 2009) was a founding member of the Clamshell Alliance, an anti-nuclear group that led protests against Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant in the 1970s, which led to a broader environmental movement. Though the Seabrook power plant was eventually built, a planned second reactor at the site was cancelled. Several acts of protest at Seabrook, including one large demonstration that resulted in nearly 1,500 arrests, contributed to a turn public opinion against nuclear power in the USA in the 1970s. Then Governor Meldrim Thomson, a vocal supporter of the Seabrook plant, was defeated for re-election in 1978, in large part because of voter dissatisfaction over the rising cost of plant construction.
A few years before the Seabrook protests, Chichester helped rally opposition to a plan by Aristotle Onassis to build an oil refinery on Great Bay in Durham, New Hampshire. He helped establish the national Green Party. Chichester was also a local organizer for George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign.
- Guy Chichester, Clamshell Alliance Co-Founder, 1935-2009
- Chichester, activist force, dies at age 73
- Bryan Marquard (February 12, 2009). "Guy Chichester, 73; organized antinuclear rallies at Seabrook". Boston Globe.
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