National Trust for Historic Preservation Applauds the SEC Northern Pass Decision
Statement by Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
“We applaud the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee’s decision to deny the Northern Pass proposal,” said Stephanie Meeks, president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. “The scenic landscapes of New Hampshire are some of the most beautiful and historic in the country. The rejection of this proposal is an important step in protecting and preserving this National Treasure now and for future generations.”
During the Site Evaluation Committee (SEC) review process, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, along with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance and other intervenors, expressed concerns about the proposed Northern Pass project’s negative impacts to historic resources. The National Trust also raised strenuous objections during the Department of Energy’s federal permitting process, citing the harm that the project would cause to New Hampshire’s cultural landscapes.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has been advocating for the protection of this significant landscape since 2011 and designated the site a National Treasure in 2015.