Supreme Court to Take Up Northern Pass Appeal

SOURCE: New Hampshire Union Leader
AUTHOR: Michael Cousineau

The state Supreme Court will weigh in on Northern Pass.

The court didn’t set a date for oral argument but on Friday issued a Dec. 11 deadline for the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee to file a copy of the case’s record.

That committee last February unanimously rejected the proposed $1.6 billion hydroelectric transmission line.

“The New Hampshire Supreme Court’s decision to accept our appeal is a positive step in our ongoing efforts to move this critical clean energy project forward, and we are grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate that New Hampshire siting requirements were misinterpreted and incorrectly applied in reviewing Northern Pass,” Eversource said in a statement.

The state Site Evaluation Committee unanimously rejected the project on Feb. 1, and on May 24 rejected requests to reconsider its decision and resume deliberations.

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