Northern Pass

My name is Will Abbott, and I am here this evening representing the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests.  I have three specific comments.

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.

Jamie Sayen could be the bravest man in Coos County. Why? Sayen had

the courage to tell the truth about what Eversource is doing to his area.

By the end of the meeting that more than two dozen residents attended, Barry estimated about $600 had been donated.

This was the second time in a week residents have weighed in on hiring an attorney. 

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. 

The following op-ed by Forest Society Board of Trustees Chair William Webb and President/Forester Jane A. Difley was published in various newspapers over the last few weeks.

The NH Site Evaluation Committee posted the following notice of a public hearing on Northern Pass in Whitefield on May 19: 

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.