Letter: What changed, PSNH?
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests put out a publication in 2001 entitled People & Place – Society For the Protection of New Hampshire Forests – The First 100 Years. PSNH contributed to the publication of this book. The president of PSNH stated the following:
“As a fellow statewide organization with deep roots in New Hampshire, we share the Society’s goals of preserving the state’s rural heritage and enhancing its quality of life. Our alliance to protect nearly 50 acres along the Androscoggin River in Dummer is one demonstration of our shared commitment. Like other Society projects, the Paul O. Bofinger Conservation Area ensures that New Hampshire citizens will have the opportunity to enjoy the state’s pristine beauty for generations to come. We congratulate the Society on this milestone and look forward to another century of working together to preserve the character and living landscape of New Hampshire.”
The proposed Northern Pass project is contrary to the statements PSNH made in the society’s book. Installing highly visible transmission lines does not afford “citizens the opportunity to enjoy the state’s pristine beauty for generations to come,” nor does it “ preserve the State’s rural heritage and enhance its quality of life.” It will ruin our beautiful state, which relies heavily on the tourist industry. Those who come to New Hampshire are looking to get away, relax and take in New Hampshire’s beauty.
What has changed since PSNH made those statements back in 2001?