We need your help to stop Northern Pass once and for all. It’s time to stand up and defend the unanimous vote last spring by Site Evaluation Committee to deny a Certificate of Site and Facility to the proposed 192-mile transmission line through the heart of New Hamsphire.
It’s no surprise that Eversource, the company behind the Northern Pass transmission line proposal, appealed the SEC’s decision to the New Hampshire Supreme Court in August 2018. They just don’t want to listen.
The state Supreme Court has accepted the appeal, as we anticipated in a high profile case such as this. Given our involvement to date, the Forest Society will have the opportunity to file our own brief to counter the arguments made by Northern Pass attorneys in their last gasp attempt to somehow turn a firm, unanimous no into a yes.
But we need your help to sustain the SEC’s denial before the Supreme Court. Eversource filed its brief on Feb. 4, 2019, and we are working with our attorneys to file a brief in March urging the Court to uphold the SEC decision. to be filed in 2019, We expect oral arguments to follow.
We’re pleased to have Amy Manzelli and her colleagues at BCM Environmental & Land Law on our side. It’s with their help that we’ve gotten to this point—a determination by the SEC that Northern Pass did not meet their burden of proof and were denied a permit. Many of us knew instinctively that Northern Pass was not what it purported to be and not in the best interests of New Hampshire, and BCM helped us show the SEC the extent to which Northern Pass couldn’t and didn’t prove their case.
Please make a donation today to help slam the door on Northern Pass. Local communities and landowners need to be freed from the cloud of uncertainty and concern that out-of-state interests will somehow get this unnecessary 192-mile transmission line approved despite the overwhelming opposition of so many people in New Hampshire. Help us make sure that the New Hampshire Supreme Court gets a full and clear understanding of the deficiencies that led the SEC to make the right decision.
Please give today to say—for a final time—no to Northern Pass. Help us bury Northern Pass forever. For more information, contact Susanne Kibler-Hacker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-224-9945.