White Mountain Views Threatened

Published Nov 19, 2012

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), based in Boston, has announced its opposition to the Northern Pass Project: a high-voltage electric transmission line wending 180 miles through New Hampshire that proposes delivering hydropower from Quebec to the elecric grid in New England.

Among other detrimental aspects, the Northern Pass would require more than 40 miles of new rights of way (ROW) and a large expansion to existing ROWs, especially in the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge.

The proposed electric line would cut straight through the White Mountain National Forest and rake a path for more than 1000 135-foot steel towers visible from otherwise scenic overlooks in the White Mountains and from the Appalachian Trail (AT).

The hydropower project calls for diverting large rivers into enormous impoundments, destroying millions of acres of forest in the process.

The AMC wants you to know the cost of such a plan.

We encourage you to consider offering them your assistance.

Click Here for AMC's Perspective on Northern Pass

Download AMC's Visual Impact Assessment pdf

View a detailed map showing the visual impact of Northern Pass in New Hampshire


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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