Seacoast Online has a fantastic piece on Northern Pass from Portsmouth’s former Mayor Steve Marchand.
“We’ll create lots of new jobs! We’ll ease property taxes with lots of new taxable property! You’ll feel the savings of slashed electric bills, too!”
It’s quite a set of enticing claims, and for backers of the proposed Northern Pass project, it was a sales pitch designed to sail through a population anxious from underemployment and over-taxation. But the grassroots push-back in New Hampshire has been powerful — particularly in the North Country, where the need for jobs and local tax revenue is greatest — and where it is matched only by the power of the arguments against the Northern Pass project.
Read the rest of the article.