FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2019
CONTACT: Catherine Corkery, 603-491-1929
CONCORD, NH - Today, the New Hampshire Supreme Court denied the appeal for Northern Pass, a private international transmission line sponsored by HydroQuebec and Eversource energy companies. New Hampshire Sierra Club opposed the Northern Pass project because of the projected local environmental damage created by its construction, as well as the ongoing harm done to the First Nations people and the flood rivers in Canada.
Catherine Corkery, NH Sierra Club Chapter Director, released the following statement:
“New Hampshire Sierra Club applauds the Site Evaluation Committee and the New Hampshire Supreme Court for doing their job and proving that the process works even under the most extreme cases. The public can now know with confidence that special interests’ money and influence have not corrupted the public interest in these forums. The truth about Canadian hydro is a long history of privilege, bigotry, environmental destruction, and greed. The New Hampshire Chapter looks to our fellow advocates in Maine, Massachusetts, and New York to follow the lead of the Granite State.”
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