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Good afternoon.

This Wednesday night at 7:00pm the Protect Sudbury Inc. legal team will be presenting the current status of their efforts to stop the Eversource utility project from using the MBTA ROW. I feel that it is important for we concerned citizens and abutters to this project to show our support for their work. As an engaged intervener I am very aware of what has transpired so far. For many others, that may not be the case. This will be a great opportunity to reengage in this process and to learn a lot about what has transpired and what is to come.Testimony and evidence will be presented shortly by most intervener groups. This will include testimony from Hudson, Sudbury and Protect Sudbury.

Please find the time on Wednesday to join together with our neighbors to the East.

Goodnow Library
21 Concord Rd.
Sudbury, MA
01776

Brian O'Neill

President of Protect Hudson Inc
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Eversource attempting to hide their dealings with the State/Intel. Smoking gun? Devall Patrick finger prints all over this?
We will hope that EFSB Chair, August upholds the rules and denies this request. Do know that Protect Sudbury has been trying, through FOIA, to dig into the MBTA's deal here.
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MEPA public comment period is till July 3rd

Eversource has filed their plan for an underground route along MBTA right of way to Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Board. We currently have open 20 day window for public input to MEPA through an assigned representative till July 3rd. Please continue to follow our Facebook page for further information.

At the Hudson Board of Selectman meeting on April 24th, they stated that town supports under the road option rather than the MBTA.

Send your comments to MEPA by using this template. Email address to send the letter to MEPA is Czepiga@state.ma.us

Download the template letter here, and feel free to update it with your comment about how it will affect you.

Eversource Energy wants to build an 8.9 mile long, 115 thousand volt, 80 foot wide, 70+ foot high, line of high tension powerlines from central Sudbury to Hudson Light and Power on Forest Ave in Hudson, MA

This project, billed as a “power upgrade”, will follow the abandoned MBTA rail line on Rte. 20 in Sudbury and will head west, abutting small businesses and 350+ families’ homes. It then enters the Assabet Valley Wildlife Refuge, 1 of only 4 federal wildlife refuges in MA and into the Marlboro State Forest, 1 of only 70 state forests in MA. It then enters Hudson and passes scores of families’ homes as it crosses White Pond Rd, Parmenter Rd and Main St near Kane Industrial Park. It then heads towards downtown Hudson where it will be connected to Hudson Light and Power.

Please read the most recent proposal by Eversource Energy as well as the initial Northeast Utilities Greater Boston study solution. You will realize that this has been in the planning stage for years with no input from stakeholders. Eversource Energy states that ‘Hudson town representatives” were met with and shown this proposed project in early 2015. The public was made aware February 2016. Eversource Energy constantly states that they have “sought community input and listened to stakeholders”. They have never done either. The current proposal by Eversource Energy is so flawed and packed with false information it is shocking.

Current project proposal

Transmission Projects

This project, as proposed, will result in property devaluation which will affect the tax assessment for the whole town. Thus affecting budgets for all Town of Hudson entities. Police, Fire, schools, DPW ect. The immediate environmental destruction, possible detrimental health effects and long term blight will be the legacy left by Eversource Energy, local, state and federal government and all entities that would allow this to happen. We as abutters, residents, and all who cherish these forests and our rural town must stop this from happening by organizing against this project, labeled “The Sudbury to Hudson Transmission Reliability Project”.

It is important to know that this project is surveyed to pass directly over ALL of Hudson’s watershed protection districts. It is certain that if the MBTA right of way (ROW) is the site for this utility route. Herbicides will be sprayed directly on the ground where the towers or trench (possible underground installation) is located. As you can see in the included Hudson watershed protection map, herbicides will be sprayed directly over al aquafers in Hudson!

Hudson watershed protection map

Mass DEP assesment of Hudson water

April 24th Board of Selectman’s Meeting

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Upcoming Meetings:

Board of Selectman’s meeting – July 10th at 7 PM

You can find more events on the town calendar – Town of Hudson Meeting Calendar

We are thankful for their support. Click on the image to see the support letter.
Hudson Conservation Commission Comments