In March, you will have an opportunity to share your opinions on the Northern Pass with federal officials. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will be holding four public hearings on the Northern Pass draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) throughout the month of March.
The EIS was released in July of 2015 and discusses the potential environmental effects the Northern Pass project may have in the communities through which the route will be constructed.
The hearings to be held in Colebrook and Concord will be joint meetings co-hosted by the DOE and the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee (SEC). These joint meetings will serve as the required 90-day-post-application Public Information Sessions for Coos and Merrimack counties.
The four DOE hearings will be held in the following locations:
Colebrook (joint hearing with SEC)
Monday, March 7 at 5 p.m.
Colebrook Elementary School
27 Dumont Street
Wednesday, March 9 at 5 p.m.
Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center, Waterville Room
56 Packards Road
Concord (joint hearing with SEC)
Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m.
Grappone Conference Center, Granite Ballroom
70 Constitution Avenue
Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m.
Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Presidential Room
101 Mountain View Road
The DOE hearings are another step in the Northern Pass’ federal permitting process and just one of a number of ways residents can comment on the project.
If you are in the area, please do your best to make it out to these hearings. The Northern Pass can use all the support it can get.
Northern Pass: For you, for the economy, for New England, for the future.
You can also send comments to the DOE by mail, email, phone or fax to:
Senior Planning Advisor
Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE-20)
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20585