Northern Pass hits roadblocks; Many North Country landowners refuse to sell their property
Northern Pass, a $1.1 billion collaboration between Hydro-Quebec and Northeast Utilities, would deliver hydropower to the New England energy grid via a 180-mile transmission line through New Hampshire. From Groveton south, the line would run along existing rights of way owned by Public Service of New Hampshire.
March 10, 2012
by Annmarie Timmins
in Concord Monitor
Northern Pass officials recently told investment analysts they had acquired a "substantial" chunk of the North Country land needed for a hydropower line from Canada. That's not untrue. Analysts, however, didn't hear the rest of the story.
The project is having trouble bridging significant gaps in that most controversial part of the route because many landowners have refused to sell. Landowners like David and Karen Placey, a Merrimack couple in their 50s, rejected $1 million in October for their 230 acres in Stewartstown.
Karen Placey finally told the broker to stop calling. And it wasn't because the couple couldn't use the money:... [continue via Web link]