Letter: In bed with Northern Pass
Re “Visual impact of towers here still unclear” (Sunday Monitor editorial, Sept. 8):
Once again, the Monitor shows it bias toward its friends at Northern Pass, despite the fact that the city itself opposes the project. The city manager wrote a letter to the Department of Energy expressing the city’s concerns over the impact of this project and stating its preference for burying the lines. Of course, the Concord Monitor accepts the $100 million figure for burying 6 miles of line as gospel with no investigation of its own. This despite the fact that all of our neighboring states have utility corridors running along major highways, generating revenue for the states with minimal impact on communities. Speaking of revenue, I’d sure like some information on the $629,000 revenue figure that the Monitor reports – again with no verification. According to Mayor Jim Bouley, the city is not anticipating any revenue from Northern Pass. Rather than standing up for the people of this city, the Monitor’s subscribers, the paper is in bed with its advertiser. This is the height of hypocrisy, considering its past opinions of big business. Interesting how the Monitor acknowledges loss of tax revenue but expresses no concern whatsoever for the people whose property values will decline.