Letter: Wrong view of Northern Pass
Too bad there is so much misinformation out there about Northern Pass.
PSNH employees are being demonized although they are our neighbors and our children go to the same schools.
Hydro-Quebec is demonized although it is always here to help New Hampshire when we have bad storms and power lines are down.
There is criticism that this is just for power to the south of us, when the truth is all New England states share power, and we are all in this together.
Massachusetts is referred to with derogatory names, but we associate ourselves with their professional sports teams like it’s our religion.
There are claims that Northern Pass will scar the North Country and destroy tourism. A pretty woman with a facial scar is still pretty.
What people say and what they actually do are usually different. Franklin’s downtown has an ugly reputation, but Tilton’s downtown receives praise. Next time you drive through downtown Tilton and marvel at its storefronts and quaint appearance, look up and see all the power lines crisscrossing downtown. The next time you drive through downtown Franklin, pause for a moment and look up. There are no power lines overhead.
Did you ever notice that before? It’s proof that power lines aren’t the issue.
Communities directly in line with Northern Pass should have every right to decide for themselves what they want. Everybody else should let them.