Northern Pass: taking land for greed, not need

27 Jan

What do you do when a foreign for-profit company wants to run cheap, supposedly “green” electricity down through some of the most beautiful farm-and-forest countryside left in the Northeast — solely to make money in the lucrative southern New England market?

The project is the controversial Quebec Hydro transmission line, better known as Northern Pass. Push is coming to shove on the controversial issue of eminent domain, the question of whether and when the state should allow a utility to take property against the owner’s will. It is an issue that strikes directly at the heart of landowners’ rights, right up there with family legacy, tradition and religion.

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