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Jul 25, 2016 2:25 PM

Workshops scheduled in 5 NH communities on Northern Pass impact

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A New Hampshire assistant attorney general representing the public will conduct five workshops from Concord to Colebrook in the coming weeks on the impact the Northern Pass energy project could have on places of scenic beauty or that have cultural or historic significance.

The first of the meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Ashland Elementary School auditorium. Other workshops are scheduled in Concord, Littleton, Colebrook and Lancaster.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Peter Roth says the workshops will open with presentations by experts hired by the state to provide evidence of the potential impact of the 192-mile transmission line.

Community members will then identify local places and resources important to them.

The state's Site Evaluation Committee must consider that information in weighing whether to approve the project.

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