New Hampshire Rejects Northern Pass Transmission Line Permit

By [email protected] The Northern Pass Transmission project ran into an obstacle Thursday when New Hampshire regulators rejected a permit for construction.

A panel appointed by the Massachusetts government selected Northern Pass just last week from among 46 proposals to bring clean energy to the state. The developers, Eversource and Hydro-Quebec, expressed confidence at the time that the outstanding permit would be granted and construction could begin this spring.

The unanimous vote by the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC), citing impacts on local tourism and business, proves that confidence was misplaced.

Eversource responded that it was “shocked and outraged,” according to the Boston Globe, and

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