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'Northern Trespass' documentary to be aired in Franklin

FRANKLIN — The documentary "Northern Trespass" will be shown at the Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.

"Northern Trespass" has been described by its creators, Indian Stream Productions and Attagirl Records of Campton, as an expose on the Northern Pass, a controversial project of over 180 miles of 1200 mw transmission line from the Canadian border through central New Hampshire and down to Deerfield where the electricity will be exported to southern New England.

Northern Pass was initially revealed to the public in 2009 and has been a subject of contention throughout the state since then. Thirty-three towns in New Hampshire have passed ordinances opposed to the project and all state environmental agencies have come out against it. In 2012 the State passed a law prohibiting the use of eminent domain for elective transmission projects which eliminated that option for the Northern Pass project.

The "Northern Trespass" documentary investigates how the Northern Pass steel lattice towers, some of which are estimated to be as tall as 155 feet, will affect property values, the tourism industry, the White Mountain National Forest, the Appalachian Mountain Scenic Trail, historic sites as well as the scenic beauty of New Hampshire.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5.

 
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