The New Hampshire Supreme Court this morning ruled to uphold the state’s decision not to move forward with the Northern Pass transmission project, delivering a final, fatal blow to the proposal first put forward by Eversource in 2010.
“After nearly nine long years, we are thrilled to finally see this misconceived, poorly designed, outdated overhead transmission line proposal finally laid to rest,” said John Judge, President and CEO of the Appalachian Mountain Club. “As the nation’s oldest conservation and recreation organization, we have opposed this project from the get-go because of its unwarranted and unnecessary impact on New Hampshire’s iconic natural resources and character.”
AMC has dedicated years of staff and volunteer time to illuminating the project’s many fundamental flaws. We are proud to have been part of the overwhelming chorus of opposition to the project from partner conservation organizations, grassroots activists, land owners, municipalities, local businesses, and our membership, and we commend the Court for its principled, unanimous opinion.