Dec. 5 — To the Editor:

I am writing to you about my concerns over the SEC deliberations that are occurring over the planned Eversource transmission lines. Eversource seeks to put a line from Portsmouth through to Madbury via Newington, Little Bay, and Durham and this poses major concerns for the environment, the people, and the historic districts in some of these communities.

I am one of the residents who is affected by the plan to put big towers and large transmission lines through my property. Mind you Eversource "came out and looked at the properties"; I was home the day they pulled up in their air-conditioned limo buses and walked down my neighbor's driveway to look at the large open field which will also gain these towers, but never once did anyone in those groups step foot on my property and see that their proposed lines are 100-150 feet from my children's swingset. Would you want this is your backyard where your kids play?

I am disappointed and disgusted with what I have been hearing about how the SEC is pro-Eversource and that the show that Eversource put on down here at Pease, “hearing our concerns”, has basically been put to the side. Eversource refuses to consider the alternative method with the "step down transformer" citing costs are too high. Really? The costs of environmental destruction in Little Bay and the potential to expose families to harmful EMF's is lower? Eversource has plenty of money (so the) cost of this project should not be the main factor; the protection of the Environment and the Families in the Seacoast should be the top priority for the SEC.

It is time for the SEC to do the right thing and reject this project before we are all looking at the irreparable damage done to Little Bay, and wondering how the incidents of cancer in children keep rising.

Christian Wayss

Newington