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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 …

Northern Pass official: Project not harmed by recent conservation easements

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In a conference call with industry analysts yesterday, a Northern Pass official said two things that surprised those following news of the proposed hydro-power line from Canada. Leon Olivier, chief operating officer for Northeast Utilities, told analysts the transmission lines might cross public rights of way. Olivier also …

Poll: Northern Pass support drops slightly

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Support for Northern Pass has dipped slightly in the last year among those who know about the project, from 42 percent to 35 percent, according to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll. Pollsters from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center questioned 581 people earlier this month about …

Is Northern Pass looking at state land?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

An executive councilor and state senator believe the Northern Pass is going to offer the state money to run a portion of its transmission line along Route 3 in northern New Hampshire to get around conservation land blocking its path. The conserved land in Clarskville is owned by …

10 bills target projects like Northern Pass

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lawmakers could consider at least 10 bills this year related to Northern Pass, ranging from a moratorium on energy projects to developing a comprehensive state energy plan. Some of the bills, including a few that will be heard next week, are a result of an energy task force …

Northern Pass misses deadline to unveil new route

Monday, December 31, 2012

Northern Pass officials missed their own deadline yesterday when they failed to unveil a new North Country route for their behind-schedule hydro-power line by year’s end. Project officials had told investors in early 2012 they’d have a route …

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 …