Forest Society http://nhpr.org en Northern Pass Clarifies, Says It Has 99 Percent Of New Coos Route http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-clarifies-says-it-has-99-percent-new-coos-route <p>A Northern Pass spokesman said Saturday that the project has 99 percent of the land it needs for the new route through Coos, clarifying remarks made Friday by a company executive.</p><p>During a conference call with analysts Friday Lee Olivier, an official with Northeast Utilities, said:</p><p>“I am pleased to say that we have about 99 percent of that 140-mile right-of-way right now either acquired or we have under agreement. The last essentially one percent we are working through the final details.”</p> Sat, 06 Oct 2012 16:57:35 +0000 Chris Jensen 14313 at http://nhpr.org Anonymous Donor Provides $150,000 For Project That Would Help Block Northern Pass http://nhpr.org/post/anonymous-donor-provides-150000-project-would-help-block-northern-pass <p>A donor who asked to remain anonymous has contributed $150,000 to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest to help it buy a conservation easement at the Balsams resort in Dixville Notch.</p><p>The&nbsp;forest&nbsp;society has a deal with the Tillotson Corp. to buy the easement for $850,000. With a deadline of January 15<sup>th&nbsp;</sup>it has raised $609,000, according to a news release.</p><p>The easement covers about 5,800 acres as well as a right-of-way that the Northern Pass project&nbsp;sought to use for its transmission lines.</p> Fri, 06 Jan 2012 20:56:04 +0000 Chris Jensen 1258 at http://nhpr.org