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Northern Pass backers say approval key for economy, energy


Sunday, January 21, 2018
Northern Pass backers say approval key for economy, energy

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Supporters of one of the most-debated power transmission projects in New Hampshire history say approval of the project is essential for economic and energy development in the state.

The backers of the Northern Pass project filed their final brief with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee on Friday. The project would include a 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield.

State regulators are expected to announce their final decision on the Eversource project by the end of March. Opponents including environmental groups have rallied against the project.

New Hampshire regulators completed hearings on the project in December. Northern Pass backers say in the executive summary of the final brief that the proposal “has received the most extensive review of any electric transmission project in the history of New Hampshire.”