EASTON — Kris Pastoriza is preparing to face a judge for protesting Northern Pass by staging a sit-in on Aug. 10 by the Ham Branch River on Route 116 in Easton.
The Counsel for the Public is asking for intermediate deadline delays and Northern Pass has until later this week to object.
Supreme Court Justice Carol Ann Conboy said she won’t recuse herself from the city of Concord’s appeal even though she worked at one of Northern Pass’ law firms, McLane Middleton, years ago, still receives a McLane pension and gets legal advice from two of the firm’s directors.
Eleven Northern Pass technical sessions in Concord will be open to the public, but you will be asked to step outside if confidential information is discussed unless you are an intervenor and have signed a confidentiality agreement.
The appeal quotes a 2012 Appalachian Mountain Club study that found Concord experiences the highest exposure with at least one tower being visible from more than 9,000 acres.
People are asked to identify places and areas of beauty, use, history, and tradition in their communities that are within 10 miles of the proposed Northern Pass transmission corridor that may be affected by the project.
Gerald Roy of Whitefield shared his opinion on Northern Pass: ‘Bury it or Forget it.’
Grafton County Commissioner Martha Richards: “Here I stand before you again tonight with a simple message that Eversource is loathe to keep hearing: Bury the whole project under I-93 and other state transportation corridors.”
The Forest Society said the filing is part of its ongoing fight to defend conserved lands from improper private commercial use.
Judge Lawrence A. MacLeod, Jr. granted Northern Pass’s motion to effectively end the lawsuit in its favor.