Target: Maggie Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire
Goal: Stop the Northern Pass power line project to protect New Hampshire’s White Mountains
The White Mountains of Northern New Hampshire are at risk of being destroyed at the hands of foreign energy companies. The Northern Pass is a controversial proposal of three utility companies to run nearly 200 miles of new power lines from Canada and throughout New Hampshire. Although this project would create temporary jobs, it will ultimately cost over $1 billion and destroy miles of pristine forest along the way. Refuse to give foreign utility companies access to build power lines on natural forest property they don’t even own.
Northeast Utilities, NSTAR, and Hydro-Quebec want to run miles of new electrical lines throughout New Hampshire and across the Canadian border. In order to do this, they need to acquire and purchase the nearby border lands, much of which is part of national forest land. Land ownership has become a huge issue in the Northern Pass debate because of the unreasonable pressures that utility companies put upon residents to give up their land.
By defacing the forests of the White Mountains, natural plant and animal habitats and the tourism industry will suffer. Sign the below petition to urge New Hampshire’s governor to oppose the Northern Pass and save the pristine habitats in the White Mountains.
Dear Governor Hassan,
With hiking trails, bike paths, fishing areas, and camping spots, the White Mountains are a precious resource for the state of New Hampshire. Not only will the Northern Pass disturb residents in the way of cross-country power lines, but it will also displace countless plant and animal habitats and destroy the huge tourism industry in the region. The power companies have not been able to even prove that the Northern Pass will benefit the residents of New Hampshire in any way besides temporary employment during the construction phase.
It is unfair for New Hampshire residents to be forced off their land by power plants that toss around spare change to get them out of the way. The forested regions around the White Mountains are important to both the people and the environmental balance of the entire New England area. I am urging you to strike down the Northern Pass proposal and tell the utility companies to move their hazardous and unsightly power lines somewhere else.
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