Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by

The full NH Senate on June 2 voted 14 – 10 to “re-refer” HB648, a bill which sought to halt The Northern Pass by prohibiting the possible use of eminent domain in siting the project.

We opposed the bill, as did a number of business and labor groups. Additionally, newspaper editorials argued against the bill.

The re-referral allows the project to continue to work toward establishing a route that has the support of property owners. As a reminder, a new right-of-way is necessary in an area from Groveton north to the Quebec border. From Groveton south to Deerfield, we have proposed that the project be sited within rights-of-way where power lines already exist.


Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by

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