Forest Society News & Features

Concord, NH April 1, 2015—The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced today that it is opposing the “New England Green Maple Express”, an above-ground pipeline proposed by a Quebec business consortium.

A flyer delivered to several towns in the state from representatives of the Northern Pass project has some residents wondering if the project has jumped ahead of any state permitting processes.

As the snow starts to melt you might notice a stark contrast in the landscape.  Maybe you were driving down the highway and noticed one shoulder was covered with snow while the other side was bare with a faint tinge of spring green shoots.  The cause?  Slope and aspect.

David McHale, executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Eversource, said the company understands the concern people have about the impact of the Northern Pass project.

An estimated 400 people packed into a local school gymnasium on Thursday, eager to learn more about a controversial natural gas pipeline that could travel through the community. 

Pipeline developer Kinder Morgan will not take any New Hampshire homes through eminent domain, company officials told lawmakers in Concord yesterday.

The board of selectmen officially voiced its opposition to the proposed natural gas pipeline this week, maintaining the existing route would disturb the town’s rural character and quality of life.

As the draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass nears release, recent entries at ISO-New England, overseer of the region's electric power system, indicate Northern Pass is floating an alternative in the form of a smaller transmission line.