DURHAM, N.H. —New Hampshire public opinion appears to have shifted narrowly against the controversial Northern Pass project to deliver 1,090 megawatts of Canadian-generated hydro power to New England via nearly 200 miles of transmission lines that would cut through the Granite State.
There was the recent announcement by Eversource Energy, the developer, that contractors had been signed to build the project. Although a primary sales pitch for Northern Pass has been the New Hampshire jobs it will create, the retained companies are not local.
COLEBROOK — The North Country Chamber of Commerce has ended its long-standing opposition to the Northern Pass hydroelectric project, amid accusations of financial pressure from project sponsor Eversource and the developer of the Balsams ski resort.
These days we’re flashing back to when people reacted with shock and anger to the initial proposal for the Northern Pass transmission line, as its recent alignment with the hoped-for Balsams redevelopment and the push for its Forward NH Fund have sparked a whole new wave of protest.