Looking at day-to-day coverage of Northern Pass, it tends to (unsurprisingly) focus on the New Hampshire perspective. Will the project provide a much-needed boost to the North Country economy, or just create a spot of temp work? What will the project do to land values? Who’s selling their land, who’s holding fa
Opposition to the Northern Pass Project has inspired lawn signs, bumper stickers and even legislation. Avid hiker Larisa Dannis has taken her protest of the proposed 180 mile transmission line through New Hampshire’s North Country to the top.
The Forest Society says it has raised the $850,000 needed for a conservation easement at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch. It blocks a right-of-way for the proposed Northern Pass hydro-electric project. NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
The Forest Society’s deadline for raising $850,000 for a 5,800-acre conservation easement at the Balsams resort was January 15th.
It raised the money with a record 1,500 contributions.
And, The Forest Society says Northern Pass’ hope to use the land for its electric towers deserves some of the credit.
John D. Judge, who will take over as head of the Appalachian Mountain Club next month, says its priorities will include continued opposition to the Northern Pass project and trying to get more children away from computer games and into the outdoors.
The proposed hydro-electric project would clearly have a detrimental impact on recreation and conservation, said Judge.