The state’s highest court pulled the plug on Northern Pass. Supreme Court justices ruled unanimously to deny a request by project officials to order a state committee to reopen deliberations on the proposed $1.6 billion transmission power line, according to their ruling released Friday.
The Supreme Court Unanimously Agrees: No to Northern Pass!
After several years of widespread, sustained opposition to Northern Pass, the Supreme Court has upheld the will of the people and denied Eversource’s appeal of the Site Evaluation Committee’s rejection of the project. The court agreed that the SEC was correct when it ruled that Northern Pass failed to meet the legal test and instead would have major harmful impacts on the environment, tourism, and the economy.
Eversource must now acknowledge what the people of New Hampshire, the SEC, and now the state’s highest court all agree on: Northern Pass was wrong for New Hampshire.
About Northern Pass
Northern Pass is a 192-mile, high-voltage transmission line straight through the heart of New Hampshire. The line would carry hydroelectricity from Canada to southern New England simply using New Hampshire as a huge extension cord to bring power to Massachusetts and Connecticut.
The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Northern Pass transmission project on May 15.
I am writing in opposition to the proposed Northern Pass. The Northern Pass will not be good for the New Hampshire economy or its people. It is not a long-term plan but a short-term solution. While I support the use of clean, renewable energies, I believe energy must come from a local source and not cause disruption to the environment and its people for it to be truly “clean”.
One year ago, the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee rightfully and unanimously rejected Northern Pass, based on overwhelming evidence of negative impacts presented to it during a thorough and deliberative process.
SOURCE: Concord Monitor
AUTHOR: Taras Kucman
The upcoming election faces voters with a host of important issues they must weigh carefully before deciding whom to vote for. With passions high on a variety of issues, it is important for us not to forget about an issue that is important to so many here in the Granite State. I’m talking about the Northern Pass project.