It seems it is difficult to get away from energy controversies even while driving through the White Mountain National Forest in northern New Hampshire.

We were on our way to see the home of re­vered New England poet Robert Frost when we drove through a small, scenic village. There, we spied a public building whose sign on the front lawn read, “Northern Pass is dead! Yay!”

Northern Pass, a project of utility Ever­source, was to be a 192-mile transmission line that would move electric power from Hydro-Quebec through New Hampshire to the New England grid.

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