NH Residents: DOE Hearings on Northern Pass set for NH next week
During the week of March 14, the Department of Energy (DOE) is set to host seven public meetings in New Hampshire regarding the proposed Northern Pass Transmission project to construct a new 140-mile-long electric transmission line to transmit power from Hydro-Quebec across the U.S.-Canada border through northern New Hampshire (including the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF)).
AMC is opposing the project as proposed due to its direct impacts (towers to 130 feet and a corridor to 410 feet in width) on the natural and visual resources of the WMNF, Appalachian Trail, and northern New Hampshire. You can find our filing with DOE here.
The AMC will be providing additional comments at one of the hearings, as well as in writing. We encourage you to speak out as well, by attending a meeting and/or submitting written comments. The meeting schedule is:
Pembroke Academy cafeteria, 209 Academy Road, Monday, March 14, 6-9 pm
Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Tuesday, March 15, 6-9 pm
The Mountain Club on Loon, Hancock Room, 90 Loon Mountain Road, Wednesday, March 16, 6-9 pm
Mountain View Grand Hotel and Resort, Presidential Room, 101 Mountain View Road, Thursday, March 17, 6-9 pm
Plymouth State University, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts, 114 Main St., Friday, March 18, 6-9 pm
Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street, Saturday, March 19, 1-4 pm
Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, 175 Morrill Drive, Sunday March 20, 1- 4 pm
Written comments may be submitted until April 12. Read more information about this process, as well as get directions to the hearing locations >>
These meetings are a part of DOE's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation process in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Known as "scoping" meetings, the hearings are intended to gather public comment on the potential environmental impacts of the proposal.
Speak out about Northern Pass:
1. Attend one or more of the scoping meetings
2. Provide written comments by the April 12th deadline here
3. Tell your friends and neighbors!
Labels: CAN, Conservation Action Network, New Hampshire, Northern Pass