Northern Pass

With the Northern Pass transmission line on the rocks, regulators in Massachusetts are facing a big decision. They had planned to give that project a long term contract, but now might have to pick a different option.

It was a real David and Goliath story played out over seven years. And while Northern Pass plans to appeal after regulators denied its $1.6 billion transmission project last week, lots of people along the proposed route from Pittsburg to Deerfield are celebrating.

What a difference a day makes; well actually a week.

What a difference a day makes; well actually a week.

This letter signed by two New Hampshire Senators, the Speaker of the House, the House Minority Leader and 11 other Representatives calls on Gov. John Sununu to back an alternative to Northern Pass, the Granite State Power Link (a National Grid proposal).

Click here to read a pdf of the letter sent to Gov. Sununu. The text of the letter is below.

February 5, 2018

The Honorable Chris Sununu

Office of the Governor

State House

Charlie Baker seems ready to bypass Northern Pass.
But before we move on, the question remains: How did a bidding process overseen by the governor’s people pick a project that was dead on arrival?

DRIVE ALONG the Trans-Canadian Highway to Quebec City, and you will understand why the people of northern and central New Hampshire have fought so hard for years to stop Northern Pass.

As Republicans, we often talk about the need for an “all of the above” energy strategy for our state and our country. I have always advocated for developing all of our energy resources — oil, gas, clean coal, nuclear, solar, wind and hydro — to power our communities and our economy.