HARTFORD - Amid much secrecy, Northeast Utilities said Wednesday evening it will announce the route for its controversial Northern Pass transmission line project on Thursday.
The proposed route for the 180-mile
transmission line, which will bring cheap hydroelectric power into New
England from Quebec, will be announced at a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. It will be held in Hooksett, N.H., which is located between Manchester and Concord.
There is concern about what construction of the line might do northern
New Hampshire’s woodlands. And Connecticut environmentalists
are angry because they believe plans for the project helped shape
changes made to the state’s renewable energy portfolio that allow for
the inclusion of large scale hydropower.
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