The Cohos Trail and Northern Pass

How would the Northern Pass transmission line impact the Cohos Trail and our experience of its deep wilderness? Short term, the solitude and peacefulness of the Cohos Trail deep wilderness would be lost during construction (think: helicopters, heavy construction vehicles, blasting …). Long term, the unspoiled views we adore and yearn for, the soothing power … More The Cohos Trail and Northern Pass

Coos County, Yale and Northern Pass

Please read this article! https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/01/21/samson-locked-out/ Here is the content: RICHARD SAMSON 11:53 PM, JAN 21, 2018 GUEST COLUMNIST   For centuries, people in rural communities have battled absentee landlords looking to extract wealth with little regard for local lands, jobs and customs. Coos County, the northernmost county in New Hampshire, is in such a battle … More Coos County, Yale and Northern Pass

My Three Minutes ~ Testimony Before the SEC in Plymouth, NH

Here is a copy of my second testimony before the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee for the Northern Pass at the Plymouth hearing. Speakers were given a three minute limit so I did have to omit some words/sentences that night but I retained them here for full impact. Imagine, we just have three minutes for a … More My Three Minutes ~ Testimony Before the SEC in Plymouth, NH

Can We Recharge in the Presence of Northern Pass?

Here’s my recent comment for the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee hearing held in Plymouth, New Hampshire. The text I placed in parentheses served as a cue for me to either include or exclude depending on the time allotted (usually just three minutes). So this isn’t the greatest writing as I’m not a speech writer, … More Can We Recharge in the Presence of Northern Pass?

Access Roads, Helicopters, Helipad, Staging Plots…

Oh the noise, noise, noise! I’m sounding like the Grinch pointing out once again the noise Northern Pass would produce but with good reason. Given the seriousness of this ambitious project and the intrusion into our New Hampshire lives were it to happen, this proposed massive high voltage transmission line is extremely disconcerting. I recently … More Access Roads, Helicopters, Helipad, Staging Plots…

If a Transmission Line Hums in the Woods Can it be Heard?

The Northern Pass will make noise! How loud will the noise be, exactly? How often will the lines make noise? At one of the Northern Pass hearings it was revealed that the high voltage transmission lines Hydro-Quebec and Eversource are proposing to construct through the heart of New Hampshire do make low level noise. And … More If a Transmission Line Hums in the Woods Can it be Heard?

The Window of Hydropower

This is what Hydro-Quebec and Eversource want us to see in New Hampshire: Less pleasing, carbon dioxide absorbing trees and more labyrinthine, impenetrable steel. Industrial scourge. Incongruous pylons. Archaic technology. Dear, Hydro-Quebec, Eversource, New Hampshire SEC, and DOE are you listening? We don’t want to see miles upon miles of steel spires above our tree canopy … More The Window of Hydropower