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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nashua Chunky’s Cinema to hold free screening of anti-Northern Pass movie

NASHUA – Opponents of Northern Pass, the proposed electricity transmission line bringing Quebec hydropower to New England through the North Country, will host a film screening on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Chunky’s Cinema and Pub that features concord native Matt Bonner, a forward for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team.

Admission to the movie, “Northern Trespass,” is free. Following the screening, Bonner will be joined for a discussion by the film’s producers, Jan Marvel and Michelle Vaughn, and Jack Savage of the Forest Society. ...

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NASHUA – Opponents of Northern Pass, the proposed electricity transmission line bringing Quebec hydropower to New England through the North Country, will host a film screening on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Chunky’s Cinema and Pub that features concord native Matt Bonner, a forward for the San Antonio Spurs basketball team.

Admission to the movie, “Northern Trespass,” is free. Following the screening, Bonner will be joined for a discussion by the film’s producers, Jan Marvel and Michelle Vaughn, and Jack Savage of the Forest Society.

Bonner and the Forest Society both oppose the project, which has proved controversial and does not yet have permission to cross the international border, nor own land for its entire right-of-way.

Northern Pass is a proposed $1.4 billion transmission project that would be privately owned by a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities, parent company of PSNH, and Hydro-Quebec, a utility which operates huge hydropower projects in that province.

Supporters say it would bring reliable, relatively inexpensive electricity to New England and help balance over-reliance on natural gas as a power source.

Detractors say it is an unnecessary boondoggle that will benefit private investors without helping the region’s energy costs or supply, and that the proposed high-voltage towers over a 187-mile route would damage the state’s environment and tourism.

Chunky’s Cinema and Pub is at 151 Coliseum Ave.

– TELEGRAPH STAFF