May 7, 2018 (CONCORD, NH) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today filed an objection to Eversource’s request that the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee reconsider its decision to reject the Northern Pass transmission line. In the filing, CLF argues that Eversource has failed to provide good cause to reconsider the committee’s rejection of the project. The filing, submitted jointly with two other intervenors, contends that the committee’s initial decision to reject the project was correct, based on Eversource’s failure to make an honest and credible case about the impacts of the transmission line.
“Eversource continues to go through the procedural steps necessary to keep the Northern Pass project on life support, but the project is largely dead,” said Melissa Birchard, CLF staff attorney. “The reality is that most New Hampshire residents are opposed to Northern Pass. Eversource refused to work with communities to reduce the impacts of this project and denied any harmful impacts to the Site Evaluation Committee. The committee was correct in its rejection of the project, and it should uphold that decision.”
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