- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 31, 2016

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - The Northern Pass energy project says a New Hampshire court has ruled in its favor in response to a lawsuit that said a utility didn’t have the right to bury a power line under a North Country highway.

The project proposes burying parts of the 192-mile transmission line along public roadways.

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests had sued Hartford, Connecticut-based Eversource, saying it didn’t have the right to bury the line under society land. The society said Tuesday it’s disappointed by the court’s decision.

Eversource says it’s pleased the court recognized “longstanding New Hampshire law that allows for the use of public roadways for projects like Northern Pass.”

State regulators this month pushed back their final decision date on the project by nearly a year to Sept. 30, 2017.


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