Forest Society News & Features

“The West Bowl Recreation area will become public lands, and public facilities,” Rose said.

NEWBURY, N.H. —New Hampshire Commissioner of Resources and Economic Development Jeff Rose announced his "draft decision" to allow for expansion of the West Bowl of Mount Sunapee, with amendments.

New Hampshire's congressional delegation is asking the federal Department of Energy to extend the time the public has before commenting on what is expected to be a voluminous environmental impact report on the proposed Northern Pass power transmission project.

CONCORD, New Hampshire — New Hampshire's congressional delegation is asking the federal Department of Energy to extend the time the public has before commenting on what is expected to be a voluminous environmental impact report on the proposed Northern Pass power transmission project.

The fate of the Northern Pass project, a transmission line to bring hydroelectric power south from Quebec, remains undecided. At least three natural gas pipeline expansions involving New Hampshire, all controversial, have been proposed and utility expansions are under way in surrounding states.

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.

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.