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How Landowners And Towns Are Blocking A New Route For Northern Pass

Northern Pass continues to face heavy opposition from North Country landowners

If you haven’t read the Concord Monitor’s latest installment on efforts to carve a Northern Pass route through the North Country, you need to.  Last year, Northern Pass scrapped its original proposed route after North Country residents mounted serious resistance.  And although the project hasn’t announced a new route, reporter Annmarie Timmins has been patiently [...]

Why Eminent Domain Bills Are Center Stage In Northern Pass Controversy

Northern Pass opposition has shifted from private land transactions to legislation with the start of the session

Thanks to the ongoing Northern Pass controversy, eminent domain–when the government forces landowners to sell their property to benefit a project for the public good–has become one of the 2012 legislative session’s key issues. And thanks to the Forest Society, the issue’s gained a greater sense of urgency Here’s the nutshell version:  Last month, the [...]

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