DOE Agrees with AMC Request to Issue Northern Pass DEIS Supplemental

Last week, in response to a request initiated by AMC and joined by colleague organizations the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Audubon Society of NH, The Nature Conservancy—NH Chapter, and Responsible Energy Action, LLC, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it will prepare a supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that analyzes the new “Preferred Alternative” route announced by Northern Pass on August 18, 2015. In order to provide the public ample opportunity to evaluate and comment on the to be released supplemental DEIS, DOE has reset the public comment period on the DEIS to December 31, 2015, and postponed scheduled public hearings from the week of October 5 to a date yet to be determined but before the end of the year. However, Northern Pass has stated they intend to proceed with an application to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) in October. (An update on the SEC process will come once Northern Pass takes that step.)

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