Forest Society News & Features

Several individuals and groups are raising concerns about the countless trees that will be cleared to make way for Hydro-Québec's planned 80-kilometre power line through the Eastern Townships.

Campaign finance reports filed with the Secretary of State show that Executive Councilor Chriis Sununu accepted $18,950 in contributions from 25 individuals who work for Eversource over the last two weeks.

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Whatever company buys Ever­source’s New Hampshire power plants, as a result of the utility’s recently struck agree­ment to get out of the generation business, will be acquiring a lot of unknowns if it plans to keep producing electricity.

When the Northern Pass Transmis­sion Project was first proposed, it was framed as too big to fail. Six years later, it may be time to take a hard look at that assumption, and to recount the burdens the proposed project has put on govern­ment, organizations and individuals in New Hampshire.

Peter Roth of the N.H. Attorney General's office is holding workshops Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 for community members to help determine where the proposed Northern Pass transmission line could adversely impact natural and cultural resources.  

The state consumer advocate is fighting Eversource Energy’s request to keep secret the price it plans to pay for power off the Northern Pass transmission line.

LANCASTER -- A Coos County Superior Court judge has ruled against the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests in its efforts to block construction of the Northern Pass hydroelectric project.

A 10-year trend shows New England losing forest cover in expanding urban areas -- where development is permanent and rarely reverts back to forest.

DURHAM, N.H. —New Hampshire public opinion appears to have shifted narrowly against the controversial Northern Pass project to deliver 1,090 megawatts of Canadian-generated hydro power to New England via nearly 200 miles of transmission lines that would cut through the Granite State.