Unions Rip Blackstone Power Project While NYC Pol Backs It

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 10:09 PM EDT) -- Empire State unions ripped Blackstone Group LP's proposed Canada-to-New York City power line Tuesday, calling it a job-busting "$11 billion extension cord to Canada," while a New York City lawmaker spoke out in favor of its promise of environmentally friendly electricity.

The sides debated their views in Queens, N.Y., as the state's Public Service Commission works to decide whether to approve an environmental settlement that could pave the way for a 330-mile, 1,000-megawatt power line. The project's Blackstone-owned steward, Transmission Developers Inc., says the line would...
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