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The Northern Pass Project

Burying electrical transmission lines not so simple

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Arielle Wolfe brought her 6-year-old daughter, Hazel, to a New Hampshire Senate hearing in March to talk about power lines. Overhead electric transmission lines could scar New Hampshire’s landscape, the Derry resident said during public testimony on a bill that would have made putting the lines underground the state’s preference. “It’s pretty simple,” Wolfe said. “Bury the lines, you can still get the power through the state.” But it may …

U.S. Department of Energy releases list of alternate routes for Northern Pass project

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The U.S. Department of Energy issued a list Thursday of more than 20 alternative options for the Northern Pass project that it will study during its ongoing environmental evaluation of the $1.4 billion electric transmission plan. Many of the alternative routes outlined in the report include additional burial of the transmission lines, ranging from burying roughly 20 miles of line that pass through …

Appalachian Mountain Club counters Northern Pass with new route video

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Northern Pass officials say the most common question they get from landowners about their proposed 187-mile hydropower line from Canada to Deerfield is this: What will the towers and power lines look like from my house? Northern Pass released maps detailing some of that information in July, but the company isn’t the only …

Pembroke selectmen speak against Northern Pass

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Only about 6 miles of the 180-mile proposed Northern Pass project would pass through Pembroke. But the town’s selectmen and a handful of residents only had one message for Northern Pass representatives who presented the project at this week’s board meeting. “The consensus of the citizens that were …

Hundreds of friends, foes of Northern Pass turn out at public forum in Concord

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

After three years of debate, the arguments over the Northern Pass project can be as familiar as the blaze-orange worn by its opponents: it will create badly needed jobs, it will damage the environment, it will help diversify …

Hassan appears to take harder line on Northern Pass, saying it offers “all costs and few, if any, savings” for N.H.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Gov. Maggie Hassan appeared to harden her stance on the Northern Pass project yesterday, writing in a newspaper op-ed that the controversial project “has made every possible misstep thus far” and carries “all costs and few, if any, …

Northern Pass open house held for Concord, Canterbury residents

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

More than 90 people came through Northern Pass’s open house in Concord within the first hour last night, many of them eager to see how close the proposed hydropower line from Canada would come to their properties. The …

Find out where Northern Pass would cross Concord, Canterbury

Monday, September 2, 2013

Northern Pass is not just a North Country project, and tomorrow night, folks in Concord and Canterbury can learn where the proposed hydropower line would run through their communities. Northern Pass officials will be at the Holiday Inn in Concord from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. answering questions about …

N.H. House panel taking a second look at bills targeting Northern Pass-style transmission lines

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It took an hour yesterday for the words “Northern Pass” to be spoken aloud as members of the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee discussed three bills dealing with electric transmission lines. But all three bills, which the committee retained this year for more work, are clearly aimed …

Northern Pass chief Gary Long says support for project increasing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gary Long, who has helped lead Northern Pass as president of Public Service of New Hampshire, acknowledged yesterday that his team has been losing the public relations battle to the project’s opponents. But Long believes that will change …

PSNH President Gary Long shifting role to focus on Northern Pass

Friday, July 12, 2013

Gary Long is leaving his post as president and chief operating officer of Public Service of New Hampshire but will remain with PSNH to work on the proposed Northern Pass hydropower line from Canada, the company said yesterday. …

Northern Pass opponents redirecting their fight

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Like most everyone else following Northern Pass, the selectmen in Stewartstown had no idea before Thursday that project leaders had decided the solution to their route problems was running about eight miles of transmission line under local roads. Selectman Allen Coates said he got word at 7:15 a.m. …

New Northern Pass route includes 8 miles underground

Thursday, June 27, 2013

After months of delay, Northern Pass officials unveiled a new route through the North Country yesterday that casts aside much of the $40 million in land they’ve purchased since 2011 and instead takes the line under the Connecticut …

Northern Pass eyes underground crossing of protected land

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Faced with a block in their route, Northern Pass officials have asked the state about crossing the protected Connecticut Lakes Headwaters – but doing it underground, the state attorney general’s office said yesterday, confirming what elected officials and …

Hassan to Connecticut: Curb your Northern Pass bill

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Citing unresolved concerns about Northern Pass, Gov. Maggie Hassan yesterday urged Connecticut’s governor to oppose a pending rewrite of that state’s renewable energy plan that would reclassify large-scale Canadian hydropower for that state’s renewable energy goals. The proposed …