On April 23, Northern Pass opponents from throughout the Granite State came together for a large and successful rally at the State House in Concord. Thank you to everyone who came out to spread our message! If you weren’t able to make it, check out this video for some of the highlights:
News from No To Northern Pass
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 8: Hydro-Quebec says it will not pay for Northern Pass’s burial in New Hampshire, placing the costs squarely on U.S. ratepayers. The statement sent Eversource into a tizzy of damage control in the following days. It was too late – the truth was out.
- 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 22: We have company! Canadian opposition to Northern Pass continues to grow.
- 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.
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.