CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Energy is holding four hearings in New Hampshire this week on the proposed 187-mile Northern Pass transmission line project.
The first hearing will be from 6:09p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord on Monday. Hearings also will be held Tuesday from 5:08p.m. at Plymouth State University, Wednesday from 5:08p.m. at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield and Thursday from 5:08p.m. at the Colebrook Elementary School.
The $1.4 billion project would transmit 1,200 megawatts of Canadian hydroelectric power, enough to serve 1.2 million homes, from Hydro-Quebec into New England.
The project has stirred intense criticism in the North Country. Opponents argue transmission towers would damage the environment, lower property values and hurt tourism.
Supporters say the power would reduce carbon emissions.
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