Last month, a guest columnist for the Bury the Northern Pass blog analyzed the Not-So-New Memorandum of Understanding between the DOE and the new EIS contractor, SE Group and associates. The blog raised a number of concerns and questions.
Before turning to the latest affront from the DOE, the MOU setting forth the “rules of engagement” for the newly-announced EIS consultants, think back. Remember our mindset when the DOE started its process late last year? We thought they’d be even-handed and fair. We thought the public had as much weight with the DOE as Northern Pass and its sponsors. We believed if we led the DOE toward the public interest, they’d see it and embrace it.