To the Editor: It is certainly curious that despite the attention in the news that the Northern Pass project receives, there continues to be significant misunderstanding or misrepresentation of it.
The recent letter to the editor by Mr. Collins of Greenland is just the latest example.
Northern Pass has proposed to bury the project in and around the White Mountain National Forest. There will be no visual impact along the Appalachian Trail, or in the Franconia Notch area.
More than 80 percent of the project will be constructed underground, or along existing power line rights of way. The remainder of the project will be constructed on property the project owns or is leasing from willing landowners.
The federal government recently issued the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement, declared the proposed route the “preferred alternative,” and reported that the “total average scenic impact” of Northern Pass is considered “low” to “very low.”
A link to the full text of the Final Environmental Impact Statement is available at northernpass.us.