The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests says it has reached deals with several land owners in Coos it believes will block the Northern Pass hydro-electric project.
But Northern Pass says it plans to keep working on the $1.1 billion dollar project.
PSA’s with 4 landowners aim to thwart Northern Pass construction, viability
CONCORD — The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Monday it has purchase-and-sale agreements with four North Country landowners that could thwart construction of the Northern Pass.
Now its “Trees Not Towers” campaign must raise $2.5 million by Oct. 31 to complete the transactions.
Forest Society acquires purchase & sale agreements to Protect land along Intended Northern Pass Route
Concord, NH August 20, 2012–The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests has signed purchase-and-sale agreements with four landowners to put conservation easements on more than 1,500 acres of land in Coos County. The land under agreement lies directly in the obvious intended path of Northern Pass, and thus disrupts the project’s ability to move forward with that route. The conservation easements will be perpetual, running with the land regardless of who may own the land in the future. In order to acquire the easements and thwart the intended Northern Pass route, the Forest Society is seeking to raise $2.5 million by October 31, 2012.
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NH Forest Society Trees Not Towers Campaign To Stop The Northern Pass Project
The Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, in a bold move, has secured enough land to block the current projected path of the Northern Pass project. Watch this video, put together by the Forest Society, to find out how you can help them to purchase and conserve this land by October 31st 2012.
Group seeks money to buy land around Northern Pass