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Why are towers needed when wires can be buried along roadways?

To The Daily Sun,

My husband and I moved to New Hampshire a few years ago primarily because of its gorgeous scenery. I feel the views of mountains, lakes, and countryside are the state's greatest assets.

Recently, I received a newsletter from State Senator Jeanie Forrester. In the newsletter, she referred to the public hearings that have taken place across the state concerning the Northern Pass. According to Senator Forrester, more residents opposed the project at every hearing than supported it. It's no wonder. The Northern Pass would introduce a scar upon the landscape.

Towers and wires marching down the center of New Hampshire do not present a picturesque view for tourists or locals. I can't imagine any tourist being thrilled with the view. "Oh, honey, look at those beautiful towers. I just love the way those high tension wires sparkle in the sun."

Why is it necessary when the wires can be buried along existing interstates? You don't see ugly wires in big cities. That's because they bury the eyesores. It's done that way all across this country. Why not here?

Doing so would also provide New Hampshire with a steady income from compensation for the use of the state rights-of-way. This would have a lasting positive effect on the state unlike the proposed towers.

Kathy Carter
Meredith

 
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