New Hampshire’s Communities at Risk

Eversource wants to build one of the largest electric transmission projects in New Hampshire’s history – a 192-mile line to deliver into New England 1,090 megawatts of electricity from Hydro-Québec’s hydropower facilities in Canada. The proposed project would profoundly affect our landscapes and local communities.

CLF in Action

CLF is working to ensure that clean energy projects across New England do the most good and least harm for our climate and our communities.

The Northern Pass project fails to meet this test. Large-scale hydropower can play an important role in cutting our climate-damaging emissions, but the project would spoil some of New Hampshire’s most scenic and sensitive areas. Towns along the proposed route overwhelmingly oppose the project, and Eversource has refused to address their concerns. Eversource has also failed to show that the transmission line wouldn’t harm the state’s economy.

CLF has opposed Northern Pass every step of the way, and in 2018 the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee formally rejected Eversource’s permit application. The company then appealed to the state Supreme Court. But the Court upheld the permit rejection, shutting down the Northern Pass project for good.