Northeast Utilities, parent company to PSNH, is proposing to construct one of the largest electric transmission projects in New Hampshire’s history—a 180-mile line to deliver into New England 1,200 megawatts of electricity generated by Hydro-Québec’s massive hydro-power facilities in Canada. While the project has been marketed as “green,” the proposed project will have significant adverse effects on the White Mountain National Forest and will profoundly affect the landscape, environment, and natural resources of communities throughout New Hampshire and in Québec, as well as the energy future of New Hampshire and New England. To learn more, join Tin Mountain for its monthly EcoForum Series on Thursday, January 10, at noon.
Christophe Courchesne is a Staff Attorney at Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), based in CLF’s New Hampshire office. He is the lead attorney on CLF’s Northern Pass advocacy. Before joining CLF in 2011, he practiced energy, environmental, and land use law at a national law firm based in Boston. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Harvard Law School.
Founded in 1966, Conservation Law Foundation is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization that protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. CLF uses the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.
In his presentation, Christophe will provide an update on what is currently known and unknown about the project’s effects, as well as where the project stands in the permitting process. He also will provide individuals with the best avenues to make your voice heard as federal and state agencies review the proposal. How will the project influence those of us in Mount Washington Valley? Join us to find out.
The EcoForum lunchtime lecture series is sponsored by The Flatbread Company of North Conway, the Rock House Mountain Baker, and Frontside Grind Coffee. EcoForums are free and open to the public and are presented at noon on the second Thursday of each month at the Tin Mountain Nature Learning Center in Albany. The community is urged to attend to learn more about salient issues facing our natural environment and to hear the views of thought-provoking speakers.