In a letter to Department of Energy this week, the project offered its support to the recent request from the state’s Congressional Delegation for a preliminary report of the alternatives DOE will study as part of the federal permitting process.
As noted in the letter, we believe our proposed route is a sensible one that is respectful of the land and its neighbors and that will provide significant benefits to New Hampshire and New England. Various alternatives have been proposed and we believe an evaluation of the merits of these options, along with the economic implications of each, will be helpful as the permitting process moves forward.
The project’s letter to DOE is available in our document library.
The U.S. DOE website focused on The Northern Pass has now been updated to include a planned public meeting in Plymouth on March 18th.
The meetings are part of the process of developing an Environmental Impact Statement regarding the project, and its application for a Presidential Permit.
We expect to hear soon from the US Department of Energy regarding its public process of considering the Northern Pass project. It’s a process that many citizens may have never dealt with previously.
I came across a DOE brochure that appears very appropriate for those who are interested in the Northern Pass project and how the federal aspect of the permitting process will proceed. To view and print the brochure, click the image or click here.