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A film project that will compel decision makers to conserve iconic NH landscapes at risk due to an electricity transmission project.
A film project that will compel decision makers to conserve iconic NH landscapes at risk due to an electricity transmission project.
A film project that will compel decision makers to conserve iconic NH landscapes at risk due to an electricity transmission project.
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It's time to submit comments to NH about Northern Pass

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View from North Percy Peak in Nash Stream State Forest.
View from North Percy Peak in Nash Stream State Forest.

 Last week, the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission gave Northern Pass approval to cross state lands at 61 different locations from Pittsburg to Deerfield, including in the Nash Stream State Forest. (Here's a Manchester Union Leader article.) According to the Union Leader article, "the commission determined that the crossings would not impact the public use of the land or waters, and that the crossings would be safe if done according to industry standards."

The state's Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) will consider aesthetic and environmental impacts when deciding whether or not to give their approval to the project. The SEC has held several public hearings over the last few years, most recently this month, and the comments at the hearings have always been heavily skewed towards opposing the Northern Pass. Here are a couple of Union Leader articles about the most recent hearings: http://www.newhampshire.com/energy/Opponents-outnumber-supporters-at-Northern-Pass-hearing-06222017 and http://www.newhampshire.com/energy/Northern-Pass-foes-show-up-in-force-06162017

If you would like submit a public comment to the SEC, you can do so on-line here: https://fs30.formsite.com/jan1947/form32/index.html

I am in the process of formally submitting The Power of Place to the SEC's Northern Pass subcommittee.

Just a reminder that you can now watch The Power of Place on Vimeo for free, and I have also posted a short update to the film last year.

I hope you can take the time to submit a comment to the SEC as it looks as if they will be making their decision this fall. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section below and I'll do my best to get you an answer!

-Jerry

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