Letter: Northern Pass and the Pessamit Innu

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Northern Pass and the Pessamit Innu

To the editor: I am writing in protest against the Northern Pass. Again we are faced with an oversized infrastructure project that will cost NH taxpayers millions of dollars with little to no benefit. The only thing it is going to do for NH is pad some corporations pockets with profits. What really upsets me is that the Pessamit Innu Tribesmen are driving down from Quebec, over 600 miles, and on July 20 will go before the NH Site Evaluation Committee with their grievances and are only being allowed 2 minutes to speak. This is completely unacceptable. This project is causing destruction to their land, their waters and their way of life and they get 2 minutes. We the people of NH have a right to hear what they have to say and they deserve the right to express their grievances for as long as they need. Please call the NH SEC and demand that the Pessamit Tribesmen are allowed to speak for longer than 120 seconds. The number is 271-2435.

Laura Lynch