A diversion: Northern Pass jobs

01 Feb

When considering whether the Northern Pass project is good or bad for New Hampshire, it would be a mistake to linger for long on the alleged number of construction jobs.

Northern Pass officials have claimed that building the massive transmission line would employ 1,200 people over three years, resulting in $250 million in economic gains for New Hampshire. Those figures certainly represent a best-case scenario, as corporate sales-pitch numbers tend to do. Now a rival study, funded by local independent power producers — competitors of Northern Pass — concludes that the real jobs impact of the construction would be about half of what Northern Pass asserts.

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