Tue January 25, 2011
Debating Northern Pass
In October, the Northern Pass Project. comprised of Massachusetts-based utility NStar and Northeast Utilities, formally announced a partnership with Canadian energy giant Hydro-Quebec to bring hydroelectric power from Canada through New Hampshire. Promising new construction jobs, cheaper and greener energy sources, and additional tax revenues, the plan at first enjoyed broad support. Now, grassroots groups and city councils, especially in the North Country, are reconsidering, saying that power lines will cut right through the heart of the land that attracts tourists to New Hampshire. We'll hear from both sides in the debate.