Andy Martin - Concord: Northern Pass opponent Andy Martin backs delay in project, backs HB 580

Stop the Northern Pass Power Line

Operation Walk The Line

February 14, 2013

Hon. David Borden


Science Technology Energy Committee

107 N. Main Street

Concord, NH 03301



Dear Chairman Borden:

I would like to speak in support of HB 580 on February 19th at 1:00 P.M. I will fill out the speaker card. If there is any other requirement for speaking, please let me know.

I have been a leading opponent of the Northern Pass proposal since 2011 and have walked across a good part of the North Country as part of “Operation Walk the Line” to dramatize opposition to the proposed power line. While I respect that reasonable people can differ over Northern Pass, my research, my experience and my strong support for the preservation of New Hampshire’s forests and environment lead me to be a committed opponent of the project. That’s why HB 580’s moratorium offers time for a reasoned debate and discussion.

Northeast Utilities recognizes me as the de facto leader of the anti-Northern Pass movement and regularly monitors my activity, as well as having created a cartoon – since removed from the Internet – spoofing my efforts to block the project. So I command not only the expertise but the respect to address the proposed law.

HB 580 obviously concerns Northern Pass.

I look forward to meeting you and making my presentation next week.

Respectfully submitted,



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