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PETITION TO HYDRO-QUEBEC AND PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
We, the undersigned, declare that the Northern Pass Transmission Line project is an affront to the scenic beauty, the heritage and pride of the State of New Hampshire, and that this project must be removed from consideration immediately.
The project, as proposed, would be harmful to the environment of New Hampshire as it would entail the destruction of many thousands of acres of our forestland, an invaluable sink for carbon dioxide. The proposed 180 miles of high voltage power lines through some of the most picturesque villages and tourism-dependent areas of New Hampshire as well as the White Mountain National Forest would be a devastating blow to our state’s image as a visitor destination. The very essence of our state would be irreparably damaged altering forever our New England identity. We reject and condemn any project that would turn our valued landscape into an industrial power corridor.
Hydro-Quebec’s own policy states that projects must not only be environmentally acceptable but also favorably received by host communities. Thirty-one towns along the proposed route have passed resolutions in opposition to the project, a number of towns have passed constitutional ordinances which prohibit the project, and 7 environmental organizations have publicly stated their objections to the project. Northern Pass does not meet Hydro Quebec’s own criteria for project development.
NAME SIGNATURE TOWN, STATE
No Northern Pass Coalition, P.O. Box 891, Plymouth, NH 03264