By NORMA LOVE
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Officials in charge of the Northern Pass project have reversed themselves and now propose burying roughly eight miles of their planned 187-mile, high-voltage power line originating in northern New Hampshire.
The new proposal is east of the original plan and won't traverse the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters conservation area as some feared.
The plan was obtained by The Associated Press before a Thursday morning news conference to outline its details.
The new proposed route's path won't include any portions of the towns of Colebrook, Columbia or Stratford. Power lines would be buried under Route 3 in Pittsburg and town and state roads in Stewartstown and Clarksville.
The privately funded, $1.4 billion project entails building a line that would transmit 1,200 megawatts of Canadian hydroelectric power into New England. The plan still faces government scrutiny.
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