BRIDGEWATER — With the state site evaluation committee’s hearings on the Northern Pass project set to begin next week, about 100 opponents of the plan gathered at the Inn on Newfound Lake Wednesday for a primer on how to fight the project.
Eversource Energy, the Fortune 500 company behind the Northern Pass project, has launched a new marketing blitz to support its new proposal. The project has been mired in controversy since its inception in 2010.
Officials with Northern Pass, the controversial hydropower project, have announced an offer to bury an additional fifty-two miles of power lines – roughly a third of the total. But opponents still have concerns, including impacts on the environment and property values.
Eversource unveiled a new proposal for the controversial Northern Pass project Tuesday. It’s the power company’s latest effort to gain support for its plan to bring hydroelectric power from Canada into New England.