- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Legal jousting over the Northern Pass power line proposal continues with a filing from the utility asking a court to rule it has the right to bury part of the line under a roadway in northern New Hampshire.

Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource wants to run a 192-mile transmission line from Pittsburg to Deerfield, carrying 1,090 megawatts of Canadian hydro-power.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has sued, saying Eversource doesn’t have permission to run the line under part of Route 3 in Clarksville on land owned by the society.

In its filing Thursday, Eversource said the Forest Society suit is without merit because state law specifically allows utilities to use highway corridors.

A spokesman said the Forest Society will argue that the Northern Pass is different from previous utility projects.

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