For more than seven years, AMC has been working to protect New Hampshire’s remarkable scenic landscapes, forests, and trails from the proposed Northern Pass transmission line. The project as proposed would traverse 192-miles, creating a lasting, negative impact on the overall character of special places across New Hampshire, from wild and remote northern Coos County to historic Deerfield close to the Massachusetts border.
AMC is opposed to Northern Pass as proposed. We are an intervener in the federal and state permitting processes and are currently engaged in presenting our concerns about the project before New Hampshire’s Site Evaluation Committee (SEC), whose permit decision about the project will determine whether or not the project will be built. Learn more about our position and involvement to-date.
As part of its adjudicatory permitting process, the SEC is holding public comment sessions, inviting the public to speak directly to the SEC decision-makers, as well as accepting written comments. We need the public to attend and speak passionately about the negative impacts of this project, sending a clear message that Northern Pass as proposed is not right for New Hampshire. Consider bringing along a photograph of a place you know and love – it could even be your own backyard – that would be irredeemably altered should Northern Pass be constructed as proposed. The SEC already has more than 30,000 pages of evidence to review, but as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Register in advance by May 31st to speak at one of three scheduled public comment sessions. Additional sessions may be added at more convenient times for the public. If that happens we will update this page with those opportunities.
You can also submit your comments online, anytime. Be sure to choose Northern Pass from the SEC Docket drop-down menu and add your position on the project before submitting your comments.
AMC encourages you to focus your comments on:
Contact us at email@example.com to let us know if you plan to attend and speak at a public hearing, or if you have any questions that we can answer to help inform your participation.
AMC’s Vice President for Conservation, Susan Arnold, joined the AMC in 2003. As Vice President for Conservation, Susan oversees AMC’s policy, research, and trails departments, and is responsible for coordinating AMC’s overall conservation mission and strategy. She has lived in New Hampshire for thirty years, and grew up spending time outdoors in the Northeast and Midwest. She serves as Chair of the NH State Parks System Advisory Council, Chair of the Board of Directors of Conservation New Hampshire, and is a member of her town’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. She loves hiking, swimming, skiing, biking, and kayaking, and shares a home with her husband, a dog and two cats, and a daughter who visits occasionally from the West Coast.