Northern Pass Denied Permit by Unanimous Decision

Committee vote spells demise of ill-conceived proposal

February 1, 2018 (CONCORD, NH) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the unanimous 7-0 vote of the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) denying Northern Pass the necessary approvals to site and construct its proposed transmission line in New Hampshire.

“Northern Pass has bullied its way through this process, and today’s decision says loud and clear that the people of New Hampshire won’t stand for it,” said CLF attorney Melissa Birchard. “The committee served us well. It heard the overwhelming opposition of towns and communities, and it rejected Northern Pass’s false claims that New Hampshire’s properties, tourism industry, and treasured resources would be unmarred by this proposal. The Baker administration now has the opportunity to get this selection right by immediately choosing the best and most qualified project to put the state’s critical clean energy purchase back on track.”

More information about CLF’s work opposing Northern Pass is available here.

CLF experts are available for further comment.