Letter: On Northern Pass project, lawmakers aren’t listening
I have opposed the Northern Pass since it was announced more than two years ago. I have attended many meetings at the State House. A lot of time was wasted.
On some occasions the lobbyists outnumbered the senators holding the hearing. New Hampshire has 400 state representatives, 24 state senators, two U.S. senators, two U.S. congresswomen, five executive councilors and 30 county commissioners – yet they can’t come up with the correct wording to get a bill passed to put a one-year moratorium on the Northern Pass.
Every bill that goes before the Senate or the House seems to get voted down. How loud do we have to shout for the Legislature to hear us: No Northern Pass.
This is a merchant-funded for-profit transmission line that will make Northeast Utilities stockholders rich, not to mention NStar and PSNH.
Why aren’t legislators pursuing burying the Northern Pass along state-owned rights of way? What could New Hampshire do with upwards of $70 million for the use of its rights of way?
I was never into politics before the Northern Pass emerged. I got quite an education in the past two years.
There is an old saying: Behind the downfall of every big business, great country or person is poor management and poor leadership. Enough said.