NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION WELCOMES RELEASE OF ADDENDUM TO NORTHERN PASS DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

May 02, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after the United States Department of Energy released an addendum to the Northern Pass draft Environmental Impact Statement:

“We appreciate that the Department of Energy acted upon our request to release the addendum to the Northern Pass draft Environmental Impact Statement. It is critical that New Hampshire citizens have a meaningful opportunity to participate in the review of the proposed project through a transparent and thorough process, and we're hopeful this release will give our citizens the appropriate opportunity to review the preliminary identified alternatives.”

Last month the New Hampshire delegation wrote to the Department of Energy calling for a release of this addendum outlining preliminary alternative identified routes in advance of the environmental impact statement.