The Controversy Behind Massachusetts’ $1.6B Hydro Power Transmission Line

By [email protected] Massachusetts, a progressive state with a firm commitment to clean energy, has just found a way to access a bunch of that clean energy at once. But instead of general satisfaction, the administration has found itself at the center of a controversy that’s only likely to grow.

The state is seeking an influx of clean energy for 2020 to offset the impending closure of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant and achieve its carbon reduction goals. The Baker administration examined 46 options and picked the one it says is the best deal, although not the cheapest: Northern Pass. That project entails building

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