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The Northern Pass Project

Bill Quinlan, President of Eversource Operations in New Hampshire, presents revised plans for the Northern Pass hydroelectric project at Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield, N.H., on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. The new "Forward NH Plan" calls for an additional 52 miles of buried power lines through the White Mountains National Forest. (Paul Hayes/The Caledonian-Record) MANDATORY CREDIT

Will plan to bury 60 miles of Northern Pass sway opposition?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Dolly McPhaul of Sugar Hill has become one of the most vocal opponents of Northern Pass. The energy project proposes to bring Canadian hydropower into New England through a 192-mile electric transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, passing right through McPhaul’s hometown. Even though Northern Pass officials announced plans to bury an additional 52 miles of the line through the …

City council subcommittee will discuss recent updates on Northern Pass

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Concord City Council subcommittee on Northern Pass will reconvene next month to review a draft federal study on the project and a new route proposed by Eversource Energy. The group will also see two new visual simulations from Eversource of how the towers could look near two areas of particular concern for …

Concord officials will need time to review more than 1,000 pages of Northern Pass report

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Four of the nine alternatives suggested for the Northern Pass route would bury the electric transmission line through Concord. Those alternatives are part of a draft Environmental Impact Study released this week by the U.S. Department of Energy. As proposed, the 187-mile line would travel from Canada to Deerfield almost entirely above ground. …

Gauging support for Northern Pass isn’t easy

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gov. John Lynch and incoming governor Maggie Hassan have said they’ll back the proposed 180-mile Northern Pass hydro-power line from Canada only if the local communities do. “By local communities, I mean the communities impacted by it,” Lynch …

Forest Society unveils new blocks to Northern Pass

Saturday, December 15, 2012

With just weeks to go before Northern Pass officials said they’d unveil the route of their proposed hydro-power line from Canada, a local conservation group says it continues to throw up roadblocks. The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests secured two conservation easements along Route 145 …

Northern Pass squares off against forest society over hydropower route

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Northern Pass officials, fresh off buying a couple of key pieces of land in the North Country, said this week they’ve secured 99 percent of the land needed for their hydro-power line from Canada. They’ve even begun meeting with New Hampshire business owners who want to work on …