Northern Pass

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

The Site Evaluation Committee has formally closed its evidentiary hearing on the Northern Pass project. The next step in the SEC process is for all parties to present the SEC with “post hearing memos” summarizing their respective arguments.  The Counsel for the Public and all interveners have unt

CONCORD — Eversource spent a quarter of a billion dollars on the Northern Pass project through September as it awaits a key ruling in February.

“Eversource has paid as of Sept. 30, $249 million in Northern Pass-related expenses,” project spokesman Martin Murray said Wednesday.

With apologies to the oft-parodied Dr. Seuss, who first wrote about the grinch in a short (32-line) rhyming fable called “The Hoobub and the Grinch” published in Redbook magazine in 1955 (Marlon Brando on the cover of that issue, by the way.)

 

From Radio Canada

(Translated to English)

This letter serves as a formal response to the Draft Record of Decision (ROD) issued August  31, 2017 by Thomas G. Wagner, then Supervisor of the White Mountain National Forest  (WMNF), on the matter of issuing a Special Use Permit (SUP) for the Northern Pass Transmission project to use and occupy land owned by the Forest Service.

CONCORD — A Massachusetts energy consultant Tuesday questioned whether the Bay State, in search of new sources of clean power, would choose proposed transmission projects, such as Northern Pass or a National Grid alternative, that don’t have all the necessary approvals.

A new study says Eversource and Avangrid artificially inflated electricity prices costing New England consumers $3.6 billion over three years by scheduling deliveries on the Algonquin Gas Transmission Pipeline, then not flowing the gas.