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.
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.
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.
AUTHOR: Michelle Sanborn
Eversource recently appealed to New Hampshire’s Supreme Court, contesting the Site Evaluation Committee’s (SEC) denial of Northern Pass. This appeal was expected by those in the NH community rights movement because when corporations don’t get the answers they want, they challenge the decision-making system, with only required consideration for the wishes of people affected by a proposed project.