Plymouth Man is Talking Northern Pass

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Peter Martin's farm in Plymouth

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By Peter Martin

I live on a quiet  dirt road on the north side of Plymouth Mountain with views of the White Mountains. We have a small family farm with hay fields, sheep pasture, green house, raised gardens, fruit trees berry bushes and barns with chicken pens.

We have invested in solar thermal and electric panels that supply a large percentage of our heat, hot water, and electricity.  Maintaining the beauty, environmental health and sense of place that is NH is a priority with us.

Eversource and Hydro Quebec have a continuing problem telling the truth.  For instance; Big hydro is not considered renewable by either the EPA or the state of NH but, they keep saying that it is.

And, this project will not lower electric bills for New England customers as Eversource never promised cheap energy, they promised competitively priced energy.  In plain English, the current market price.  This project is not about power for NE, it is about money.  Their bottom line.

So, when Eversource says that doing it right – burying it the entire way to MA/CT is too expensive, it means that they prefer to trash NH rather than spend a little more of the profit to do it right.

Peter E. Martin
Plymouth, NH