Northern Pass’s Very Bad Six Weeks

You may have noticed that Northern Pass has hit a bit of a rough patch in the past few months. While the project has only its own flaws to blame for its recent troubles, there has never been more reason for us to emphatically say NO.

Check out and a breakdown of its recent stumbles below:

  • FEBRUARY 14: A WMUR poll shows waning support for Northern Pass among New Hampshire residents.
  • MARCH 20: Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Roth stands up for Granite State ratepayers and writes a letter to Eversource expressing concern about who will pay for Northern Pass.
  • MARCH 17: Eversource’s Power Purchase Agreement, a key component of the proposed project, is rejected by the state.

Although these developments are encouraging, now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal. Continue to say NO to Northern Pass in every way you can and we will defeat this project.

The Power of Place Portsmouth Screening

A big crowd turned out at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth Thursday for the screening of “The Power of Place,” an examination of the devastating impact the Northern Pass project would have on the state. Producer/Director Jerry Monkman later answered questions about the film and Northern Pass, joined by Jack Savage from the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests and Susan Arnold from the Appalachian Mountain Club.

The film features breathtaking views of the natural beauty of the North Country, reflecting Jerry’s background as a photographer and his longtime love of New Hampshire. Incorporating these scenes with interviews with property owners and others who would be adversely affected by Northern Pass, “The Power of Place” is a critical look at the devastation that will be caused by the transmission line.

Hopefully you will get a chance to see “The Power of Place” at a future screening in your area. For more information or to purchase a copy, visit Jerry’s website.

Jerry Monkman introduces his new film, "The Power of Place," to a crowded house at the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth Thursday night.
Jerry Monkman introduces his new film, “The Power of Place,” to a crowded house at the 3S Artspace in Portsmouth Thursday night.

"The Power of Place" Producer and Director Jerry Monkman (center) is joined for the post-film panel discussion by Jack Savage from the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests and Susan Arnold from the Appalachian Mountain Club.
“The Power of Place” Producer and Director Jerry Monkman (center) is joined for the post-film panel discussion by Jack Savage from the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests and Susan Arnold from the Appalachian Mountain Club.

 

Tucker’s Turn: The Numbers on Northern Pass

The second video in a series on Northern Pass has been released! As you know, No to Northern Pass opposes the Northern Pass proposal to erect 1,500 new towers through 185 miles of New Hampshire’s landscapes and neighborhoods, impacting nearly 100,000 acres in the Granite state. If this unnecessary and harmful project is approved, the children in our communities will be living with the consequences for their entire lives.

We continue to work with the Conservation Media Group (CMG), a nonprofit group of filmmakers and conservationists, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Appalachian Mountain Club, on this video series.

Please watch as 7-year-old Tucker and his father, Chris, highlight the impacts that the ill-conceived Northern Pass power transmission line project would have on neighborhoods across New Hampshire.

Then – if you haven’t already – join our surging petition effort urging opposition to Northern Pass. Tell Governor Maggie Hassan that you stand with her in saying NO to Northern Pass. And please share this video and ask your friends and family to make their voices heard by signing the petition as well.

Our goal is to reach 6,000 signatures by July 15. Video #1, Tucker’s Turn: Northern Pass, generated nearly half our goal, but we need YOU to help us reach out goal!