Appalachian Mountain Club Vice-President for Conservation Susan Arnold on July 9, 2014, sent letters to New England governors expressing AMC’s opposition to the proposed Northern Pass electric transmission line, and asked the rest of New England’s heads of state to stand with New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, who has publicly stated her opposition to the project as proposed.
The letters were sent in anticipation of the 38th Annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, to be hosted by Governor Hassan at Bretton Woods, N.H., July 13-15.
“We in New England deserve better than Northern Pass, and most especially New Hampshire
deserves better. We will not trade away the majestic beauty of New Hampshire. We will insist
on smart, modern, and well-planned energy projects that protect our invaluable natural and scenic resources, not compromise them,” Arnold wrote, in part.
Similar letters were sent to the governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Vermont. Read the letter to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick here and learn more about Northern Pass here.
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