Governor Maggie Hassan today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Energy's Northern Pass Environmental Impact Statement:
"I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Energy has heard the concerns of New Hampshire citizens and has agreed to examine a wide range of options on the proposed Northern Pass project, including several underground options. The people of New Hampshire deserve a transparent, thorough and rigorous review of the proposed routes, as well as a serious examination of alternatives.
"Many questions remain about the impacts that the proposed project could have on the White Mountain National Forest, as well as on New Hampshire's communities, economy, and natural resources. I continue to believe that, with any energy project, New Hampshire deserves the latest technologies in order to protect what we all love about our state, and that any project must provide real benefits to the people of our state."