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 New England’s climate-damaging emissions, but the construction of this 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 early 2018 the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee formally rejected Eversource’s permit application to build the project. The company has appealed to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, and we continue to stand against them.