Forest Society seeks $2.5M to stymie Northern Pass
CONCORD, N.H.—CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A conservation group working to block a 180-mile electrical project from Canada into southern New Hampshire is seeking to raise $2.5 million to pay for conservation easements on nearly 1,900 acres to disrupt the project.
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests announced Monday it has negotiated agreements to buy the easements from landowners in Coos County. The nonprofit group must raise the money by Oct. 31 to complete the sales.
The Northern Pass Transmission is owned by
Northern Pass spokesman Martin Murray said the Society was using the project as a "convenient fund-raiser" and would not stop efforts to build it.