Forest Society News & Features

TDI New England (“TDI-NE”) announced today the United States Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Presidential Permit for the New England Clean Power Link, a 1,000 MW buried electric transmission line that will connect New England with Eastern Canada.

The Pessamit Innu First Nation of Quebec has filed a motion to intervene in the controversial Northern Pass Transmission application process that is pending before the state Site Evaluation Committee.

OTTAWA — Protests. Hunger strikes. Sit-ins that disrupt construction. At the immense Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam project in a remote and rugged part of Labrador, the indigenous people who live nearby have been raising louder and louder alarms.

[English Translation of French-language report in La Presse. Link to original below.]

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.