A couple of people recently asked me why I haven’t blogged about the uber-controversial Northern Pass.
Although I’m an outspoken individual, I’ve tried to keep the focus of this blog on Waterville Valley-related activities, events and people. I save “off-topic” conversations for the lunch table, my personal Facebook page and dinner parties!
But, I’m going to break my politically-neutral rule in the case of the Northern Pass. The proposed Northern Pass is an abomination that will scar New Hampshire’s beautiful landscape.
The Northern Pass is a 140-mile corridor of 135-foot high-voltage transmission towers that will bring hydro power from Quebec to southern New England. The massive power line will cut a swath through New Hampshire that will far surpass the size of any existing power corridor in the state.
Since the $1.1 billion project was announced in October, 2010, New Hampshire residents, town officials and environmental groups have rallied to oppose it.
I urge everyone who loves New Hampshire – whether you live here, vacation here, or visit here – to read up on the Northern Pass. If you agree that we should stop the Northern Pass (and for the life of me I can’t imagine why anyone could support it), then show your opposition by attending one of the following public “scoping” meetings:
FRANKLIN Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, TONIGHT! Tuesday March 15, 6-9pm
LINCOLN The Mountain Club on Loon, Hancock Room, 90 Loon Mountain Road, Wednesday March 16, 6-9pm
WHITEFIELD Mountain View Grand Hotel & Resort, Presidential Room. 101 Mountain View Road, Thursday March 17, 6-9pm
PLYMOUTH Plymouth State University, Hanaway Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts – 114 Main St., Friday March 18, 6-9pm
COLEBROOK Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street, Saturday March 19, 1-4pm
HAVERHILL Haverhill Cooperative Middle School – 175 Morrill Drive – Sunday March 20, 1- 4 pm
Learn more about the Northern Pass online at: