Forest Society News & Features

The Northern Pass project is bidding for a contract to sell a portion of its energy to the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reached a $540,000 settlement with the former owner of a New Hampshire country radio station that broadcast 178 commercial announcements supporting the Northern Pass project without identifying the sponsor.

Eversource, NHEC Continue To Sue North Country Towns In New Filings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kinder Morgan Inc., the energy giant proposing gas pipelines in Northeast that have drawn opposition, is weathering another challenge — financial woes linked to falling energy prices and a steep drop in its stock price forcing it to find new sources of capital.

The Pullen family has spent 15 years upgrading their property in Canterbury to create an equestrian farm. They don't want Northern Pass to build a new transmission line through the right-of-way on their land. 

In a collaborative effort with the Shost family and Goffstown, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (Forest Society),  acquired a conservation easement on 177 acres of the Shosts' family farm, Sugar Bush Farm, this fall.

CONCORD — State environmental officials say the application filed by Northern Pass with the state Site Evaluation Committee is incomplete because the developers can’t prove they have the necessary property rights for the project.

The project sponsors, TDI New England, applied for the presidential permit in the spring of 2014.
Northern Pass, by comparison, has been in the works since 2010, underwent several route changes, and still does not have a final environmental impact statement from the DOE.

Éric Martel, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hydro-Québec, must really enjoy life. While planning to build and pay for Northern Pass, the nearly 200 miles of power lines through New Hampshire, Martel’s company has posted hefty profits.