October 11, 2012

Campaign to Block Northern Pass Hits $500K

The Forest Society's campaign to block the proposed Northern Pass transmission line by working with willing landowners to put conservation easements on land that interrupts the intended route continues to make steady progress. As of the beginning of this week, more than 400 donors have contributed over $500,000 towards the $2.5 million goal. If successful, conservation easements would be put on more than 1800 acres, preventing transmission towers or lines from crossing those lands now or any time in the future.
"By blocking Hydro Quebec, Northeast Utilities and PSNH from using northern New Hampshire as a transmission mega-corridor we stand a good chance of stopping it from happening across 180 miles of the state all the way south to Deerfield," said Jane Difley, president/forester of the Forest Society.

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