Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Working Forest en Worst Case, Northern Pass Still Might Ask To Cross Tiny Bit Of Conservation Area <p>Northern Pass has formally filed its new route with the Department of Energy and it raises the possibility the hydro-electric project might still need to cross a tiny section of the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Conservation area.</p><p>Late last month Northern Pass officials revealed a new northern route through Coos Country.&nbsp; It calls for burying almost eight miles of line alongside roads, mostly in Stewartstown. But that will require the approval of the state’s Site Evaluation Committee.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:52:37 +0000 Chris Jensen 30703 at For Northern Pass Crossing Conservation Land Would Mean A Long And Rocky Legal Road <p></p><p>In 2003 state and federal officials, a private land owner and conservation groups created a conservation easement to protect about 146,000 acres in northern Coos County from development.</p><p>It is called the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters and some opponents of Northern Pass fear the utility hopes to cross it to send hydro-electric power south from its partner – Hydro-Quebec.</p><p>But getting permission to do that would be a complicated procedure with so many hurdles it would be the longest of long shots, according to those familiar with such easements.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:53:07 +0000 Chris Jensen 27706 at