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NH bills target Northern Pass, wind projects

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's House is starting the New Year with votes on legislation that would put limits on energy projects like wind turbines and Northern Pass.

The House Science, Technology and Energy Committee is recommending passing one bill that would direct the state's site evaluation committee to give preference in issuing permits to privately funded energy projects like Northern Pass if they bury their transmission lines.

State Rep. Laurence Rappaport says the bill is designed to lessen the likelihood that New Hampshire residents will suffer the visual impact of transmission lines carrying power to southern New England. He said that while New Hampshire planned for its future energy needs, other states have not. He said New Hampshire residents should not suffer for their lack of planning.

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