Official Statement from Mass Audubon, March 30, 2016
Mass Audubon generally supports a rigorous alternatives analysis for any project proposing to impact conservation lands protected by Article 97 of the State Constitution, mapped habitat of state- or federally-listed rare species, and/or wetlands. We commend Protect Sudbury and local residents for calling for consideration of alternatives to the routing of this utility line through several protected and sensitive areas. We are hopeful that with your involvement, a revised plan will be developed that meets the needs for electric grid reliability without the extensive impacts initially proposed.
Christina Wiseman on behalf of Jack Clarke
Director of Public Policy & Government Relations