SEC Denies Motion for Rehearing in Writing

30-day clock starts for Eversource should they appeal to state Supreme Court

Jack Savage | July 12, 2018

The SEC Subcommittee charged with hearing the application for a Certificate of Site and Authority for the controversial Northern Pass transmission line project issued its written decision denying a Motion for Rehearing.

The New Hampshire Site Evaluation Commitee (SEC) issued its anticipated written decision denying a Motion for Rehearing requested by Eversource for the controversial Northern Pass project. The Motion for Rehearing was in response to the written decision, issued at the end of March 2018, denying a  required Certificate of Site and Facility for the proposed 192-mile transmission line.

The Forest Society is already preparing for a likely appeal by Eversource. Northern Pass was a  fundamentally flawed project and we believe the SEC made the right decision to deny a permit, and were right to deny the motion for rehearing. We will continue to defend New Hampshire’s landscapes at the state Supreme Court from the too many, too high towers of Northern Pass.

The Forest Society is represented by BCM Environmental & Land Law, PLLC with Amy Manzelli as lead attorney.

Click here to read the 72-page written decision denying the Motion for Rehearing.