Reliable obstructionist: CLF steps in when progress looms
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If the lights stay on and the electric bill remains somewhat reasonable along New Hampshire’s Seacoast in the future, remember not to thank the Conservation Law Foundation. It is doing its damndest to block a piece of the Seacoast Reliability Project now under way from Madbury to Portsmouth.
The Eversource utility folks must sometimes wonder why they bother trying to do their job, which is to transmit electricity at the lowest possible financial cost while being environmentally mindful and respectful. Their Northern Pass project came a cropper in part because many in the North Country thought above-ground transmission lines would scar the land. Bury it, they said.