Forest Society News & Features

One of the biggest investment advisers in the world downgraded its recommendation on Eversource stock this week, expressing concerns over delays in the Northern Pass hydroelectric project and possible opposition to the Access Northeast natural gas pipeline expansion.

DURHAM — A perceived lack of transparency irked Durham residents at a public information session held on Wednesday evening for the Eversource transmission line project. 

Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday called a utility company executive’s compensation an “awful lot of money,” and said she is willing to investigate to ensure consumers aren’t affected.

In an order released on Tuesday, the commission called on PUC staff and representatives of the regulated utilities to work with a consulting firm and other stakeholders to “ensure that the rates and charges assessed by the electric distribution utilities are just and reasonable.”

ALTON, April 19, 2015 — To celebrate the upcoming Earth Day, groups of experienced and budding conservationists took to the trails of Mount Major on Sunday with hopes of making it a nicer place for hikers.

The Society For The Protection of N.H. Forests is taking the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to task for the latter's partnership with Northern Pass that the Society says threatens to violate the conservation restrictions for the Washburn Family Forest.

Bill Quinlan, president of N.H. electric operations for Eversource Energy, predicted the Northern Pass transmission project in cooperation with HydroQuebec, would be in-service by 2018.
Quinlan painted a rosy picture of the project's prospects, suggesting federal approvals are at hand.

“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.