Northern Pass Opponents Vocal at Senate Hearing

Dec 8, 2011


The orange-clad opponents of the Northern pass project came out in force to today’s judiciary committee hearing. 

Their disgust with the committee’s decision to recommend an amendment that would tighten eminent domain laws was palpable.

Opponents are hoping for a bill makes it impossible to use eminent domain to take land for the Northern Pass project.

 Kelly Monahan is the register of deeds for Grafton County.

"These people who make these decisions have no connection to land," said Monahan. "They have no understanding what it means to lose land that means something to you."

The law will next go to the full senate where it is likely to face another round of amendments, before the final vote.