Transmission

On April 4, 2016, the AMC submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (July 2015) and November 2015 Supplement concerning Northern Pass Transmission, LLC’s application for a Presidential Permit to construct and operate an electric transmission line that crosses the United States ‐ Canada border. Read comments (PDF, 722 KB)…

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AMC staff monitors energy development proposals throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to assess impacts on conservation lands and other ecologically significant areas. Among the many projects currently under consideration are industrial-scale wind farms, power lines, and pipelines that would cut across the Appalachian Trail, fragment National Forests, and further develop critical areas like the Mid-Atlantic…

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It’s obvious to those of us who hike that open spaces, especially those along ridgelines, tend to be breezy spots. We love climbing to those inspiring heights for the solitude, the unspoiled views, and the sense of accomplishment they provide, wind or no wind. Energy developers covet many of the same places here in the…

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Our region’s increasing demand for energy is exacting a toll on places valued for recreation, and AMC recently launched a campaign to encourage members to curb their energy use. Dubbed the “Cleanest Energy” campaign, the effort is built on the premise that the cleanest energy is energy not used. While the Northeast is transitioning away…

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A series of bird’s-eye-view videos revealing the visual impact of the proposed Northern Pass electric transmission line on New Hampshire’s iconic scenery, rural neighborhoods, and public lands was posted online by AMC in late fall, and traffic to the site has been brisk. The animated videos, developed by AMC’s Research Department, show the locations and…

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