AMC Still Opposes Northern Pass Project in New Hampshire
AMC Releases Video Depicting Visual Impact of Northern Pass Planned Route
The area up to a half of a mile out on either side of the transmission line is shown, including the location and heights of new towers and existing ones that would be enlarged or moved. View the video >>
The Appalachian Mountain Club opposes the Northern Pass project in New Hampshire, a 186-mile transmission line that will visually impact the White Mountain National Forest, Appalachian Trail, and over 95,000 acres throughout the state. Consistent with its energy policy. AMC has intervened in the permitting process in opposition to the project as proposed and is working with partners to raise concern about its visual, environmental, and economic impacts.
In late June 2013 after two years of delay, Northern Pass finally announced its preferred route for the northernmost 74 miles of its proposed 186-mile transmission line corridor. While Northern Pass has tried to promote this as a "new" and "better" route in a massive media campaign across New Hampshire, in fact, it is neither. The fundamental problems with the route in its entirety remain, as the project will still adversely impact the White Mountain National Forest, Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Franconia Notch State Park, and more. AMC will continue to work with partners to raise concerns about the project, and will be performing a new visual impact analysis to take into account the more detailed information about tower heights and placement Northern Pass has included in its amended application to the Department of Energy.Please keep an eye on this space as well for information about public comment opportunities, or join our Conservation Action Network to receive regular updates on Northern Pass.