After Major Blow To Northern Pass, What’s Next for Hydropower In New England?
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Last week, the Supreme Court of New Hampshire delivered a unanimous “no” to the Northern Pass Project, a proposal to bring hydro-power from Canada through New Hampshire and onto the New England grid. The justices affirmed the Site Evaluation Committee’s 2018 denial of the Eversource proposal, ruling the SEC had acted legally. Eversource had argued that the SEC did not properly consider all of the criteria presented to them in support of the project. For years, Northern Pass has met with fierce opposition from groups concerned about the project’s aesthetic and environmental impacts. We’ll look at what led to the Project’s apparent defeat and what it might mean for the future of hydropower in New England.