Forest Society News & Features

By the close of business on Feb. 5, more than 140 petitions to intervene in the Northern Pass docket had been emailed to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.

As another round of public hearings nears, interveners in opposition ranging from towns to state lawmakers have filed to influence the siting of Northern Pass, which a growing number say can be fully buried using a portion of the billions of dollars Hydro-Quebec and Eversource would make in profi

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.