- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Citing aesthetic concerns, negative environmental impact and property devaluation, 150 petitions have been filed to intervene with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee’s review of a proposed Northern Pass transmission project.

The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/20ZxvVa ) the petitions were due Feb. 5 and concern a proposed 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield that would carry 1,090 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England.

Some of the petitions were in support of the plan and praised benefits of the plan including clean energy, business opportunities and tax revenue.

But most of the petitions cast the potential project in a negative light.

Intervenors that have a stake will be allowed to sit at the review by the Site Evaluation Committee. That review will follow hearings in five counties.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com

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