Hiking Among Steel Giants

I was hiking at a 500 acre park in Rhode Island and as I approached these transmission towers I couldn’t help but think about New Hampshire and the proposed Northern Pass.

Will New Hampshire’s hiking trail blazes be on steel like this?

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How many more paths must we share with steel giants?

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Raise your voice and say “NO” to the Northern Pass 192 mile high voltage transmission line project for New Hampshire. Or ask Northern Pass to bury all the lines along utility or interstate corridors and not through small towns.

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Ways to let your voice be heard:

~Email your comment against the Northern Pass to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) Administrator, Pamela G. Monroe, at: Pamela.Monroe@sec.nh.gov

For information on the SEC process visit: The Northern Pass Site Evaluation Committee SEC docket at http://www.nhsec.nh.gov/projects/2015-06/2015-06.htm or Forest Society’s Northern Pass Advocacy Issue: https://www.forestsociety.org/advocacy-issue/northern-pass and http://www.notonorthernpass.com

~Sign the PETITION to Bury or Stop the Northern Pass here (I’d rather not have Hydro-Quebec enter New Hampshire but if it must be then I advocate full burial along interstate or utility corridors not through small towns): http://www.conservationmediagroup.org/bury-or-stop-northern-pass-petition

~Write to New Hampshire Governor Hassan directly: http://governor.nh.gov

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For an important article about impacts and visual simulations read: http://www.notonorthernpass.com/2016/03/30/dont-take-information-face-value-research-np/. Visit these sites but given the source not sure how reliable it is. As the article above says, check data against what you’re familiar with: http://www.northernpasseis.us/library/draft-eis/visual-impact-assessment/ and/or click on the towns here for impacts: http://www.northernpass.us/towns.htm.

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The photos in this post are from trails at the Cumberland Monastery in Rhode Island. I hope to never see the Northern Pass high voltage transmission line extending above the tree canopy in New Hampshire’s forests and parks!

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