To The Daily Sun,
Here we go again with an increase in the gas tax.
My reply to Mr. Jim Jalbert is to encourage the voters in the Seacoast area to oppose the Northern Pass as it is proposed, and support the burial of this HVDC line under New Hampshire rights of way such as Interstates 93 and 89 and other state-owned rights of way.
Why give Public Service of New Hampshire some $80 million-plus free dollars? Bury it along I-93 and the state gets the revenue for our roads and bridges. This is a no-brainer for New Hampshire. Don't we pay enough for a gallon of gas as it is?
Here are some facts: Average gas price per gallon today $3.39, heating oil $3.79 per gallon, propane $4.54 per gallon. I pay the New Hampshire Electric Co-op a $26-a-month co-op fee. Why? When is it all going to stop?
I am not against Green energy, but to put more than 1,000 135-foot towers for 184 miles through New Hampshire in going back in time instead going with the future (burial).
Some will say (i.e., PSNH) burial is too costly. Well, those people haven't done their homework. Northern Pass is all about filling their stock holders pockets with profit. Let's give those profits to the State of New Hampshire.
Help us support burial of the Northern Pass. This benefits the whole state not just one small section (PSNH).