Over the past week, hundreds of people took advantage of the chance to give their testimony with the hope of influencing the next step in the permitting process for the Northern Pass transmission line: an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will help determine if the project is consistent with the public interest.
Today, the chance to speak at a scoping hearing has passed. And there’s only a short time left to submit written comments online.
The deadline to make your voice heard is November 5th.
Please take a minute to tell the DOE your views. And then ask them to consider what 1,566 new steel towers slicing through New Hampshire will mean for the tourism economy of the state, for the peace of mind of the people who find escape in the mountain scenery, and for the future of our precious public lands like the White Mountain National Forest, Appalachian Trail, and the several state parks that will be scarred by this project.
If you need ideas for what to say, you can find them here.
AMC’s research department is preparing an updated visual analysis based on new information of how and where the visual impacts will occur both in the White Mountain National Forest and across New Hampshire. We will let you know when these visuals are available so that you can see where Northern Pass will change the landscape.
Your AMC team is staying focused and working hard. And every voice makes a difference. Add your voice. Submit your comments to the DOE today.
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