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Proposal for Northern Pass transmission line shifts

A deeply controversial transmission line proposed to carry hydropower from Canada to Southern New England will now take a more easterly and remote path, developers announced Thursday.

The new Northern Pass route comes on the heels of a highly unusual campaign by environmentalists to block the project by buying land and property rights in Northern New Hampshire that its developers needed to build upon. Now, the originally proposed route of the project’s northernmost section has largely been abandoned, the height of some towers lowered, and developers have promised to place nearly eight miles of the line beneath state and local roadways.

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