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The Northern Pass Project

About 30 people showed up the city council's Northern Pass subcommittee meeting Monday 

(MEGAN DOYLE / Monitor staff)

Residents’ opposition to overhead Northern Pass lines is ‘unanimous,’ councilor says

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Concord City Council subcommittee will write a report about the overwhelming opposition to overhead transmission lines as part of the Northern Pass proposal in Concord, the chairwoman said Monday. “They asked for it to be buried,” Ward 8 Councilor Gail Matson said of input from Concord residents. “It is unanimous. As a council, I think we need to put …

Northern Pass subcommittee meets again Monday

Friday, September 25, 2015

Eversource Energy officials will return to Concord on Monday to field further questions about the proposed Northern Pass project. A Concord City Council subcommittee met earlier this month to review the draft Environmental Impact Study from the federal government, new visual simulations of the project and the latest proposed route from Eversource. But the meeting was dominated by neighbors’ comments in opposition, and …

Northern Pass headed back for environmental review

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy will reopen its environmental review of the controversial Northern Pass transmission line in order to study the project’s new route that would bury an additional 52 miles of the line beneath the White Mountain National Forest. The federal agency announced Thursday it will postpone three public hearings set …

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 …

Northern Pass official: ‘This line will be built’

Friday, May 3, 2013

Northern Pass officials told analysts yesterday they’ve repeatedly delayed announcing their new North Country route because they’ve been meeting with communities and “stakeholders” in hopes of accommodating their concerns about the proposed 180-mile hydropower line. Leon Olivier, chief operating officer for Northeast Utilities, which is a partner on …

Concord planning board to Northern Pass: Bury the lines

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Concord’s planning board has told city councilors it wants Northern Pass to bury any power lines that run near Concord homes. Meanwhile, the city’s conservation commission has gone further, saying it opposes the project because it has “questionable value.” Only one other community at this end of the …

Northern Pass misses another route deadline

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Northern Pass officials have missed another self-imposed deadline for announcing the proposed project’s route. In an annual report filed in late February, company officials said they expected to unveil a new 180-mile route from the Canadian border through New Hampshire by the end of March. Yesterday, a spokesman …

Senate rejects moratorium on wind farms and Northern Pass

Friday, March 29, 2013

Efforts to put a one-year moratorium on new energy projects like wind farms and the Northern Pass found very little support yesterday in the state Senate, which killed a final attempt, 20-4. After nearly two hours of debate and a dramatic plea from Sen. Jeff Woodburn, a Dalton …