Northern Pass at SEC

THE BAKER ADMINISTRATION had to know it was courting controversy by picking Eversource’s Northern Pass project as the winner of a lucrative state bid on Thursday.

Concord, NH Jan. 25, 2018

“Given that Eversource is directly involved in the decision-making process, the news that Massachusetts selected Northern Pass for the so-called Mass RFP is not a huge surprise.

New Hampshire's Site Evaluation Committee starts deliberating the fate of Northern Pass in less than two weeks. But whatever decision it makes likely won't be black and white.

In a full-page ad in the Boston Globe on Sunday, the Conservation Law Foundation told Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker that the proposed Northern Pass project should be disqualified from the Mass. Clean Energy RFP aimed at reducing carbon emissions because it lied in its bid.

The New Hamphire Site Evaluation Committee will be convening on twelve days in late January and February to deliberate the Northern Pass application for a Certificate of Site and Facility.

The following is the Summary of Argument from the NGO Intervenors at the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee Proceedings Concerning Northern Pass

 

POST-HEARING MEMORANDUM OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (“NGO”) INTERVENORS

          For more than one hundred years, the Forest Society has stood as a vanguard of New Hampshire’s majestic and breathtaking landscapes and the unique outdoors- and forest-based economy and culture that thrives because of it.

This document is the post-hearing memorandum filed at the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee by the Society for the Protection New Hampshire Forests January 12, 2018.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GUIDE TO THIS MEMORANDUM... 1

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.. 2

ARGUMENT. 14

I.    The Proposed Project Would Have Unreasonable Adverse Effects on Aesthetics and Historic and Archeological Sites. 14

A.  The Proposed Project Would have Unreasonable Adverse Effects on Aesthetics. 15

1.   Applicant’s Witnesses for Aesthetics did not Comply with SEC Law.. 15