October 11, 2012

Questions Posed About Fairness of Northern Pass Permitting Process

Will the federal review of Northern Pass be the fair, objective, and open process that New Hampshire deserves? Or is the game rigged in the developer’s favor yet again? These are two key questions that the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), among others, is asking pointedly following discoveries of potential bias from documents CLF obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. You can read the CLF's concerns as articulated by Christophe Courchesne here. Or read reporter Paula Tracy's story in the Union Leader here.
Northern Pass needs a Presidential Permit to cross the US/Canada border, a process that is overseen by the federal Department of Energy. You can find the DOE's information about that process here. It's important that the data gathered to inform the Presidential Permit decision is fair and accurate because it will likely also inform decisions by the NH Site Evaluation Committee (SEC).

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