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5 Things To Know About $1B New England Power Line Fight

Law360 (May 20, 2020, 6:14 PM EDT) -- A Maine courtroom is the latest battleground in a yearslong tussle over efforts to ship Canadian hydroelectricity to Massachusetts, with backers of a $1 billion power line trying to a block a voter referendum on whether the project can pass through the state. 

The referendum is the latest flash point in a contentious multistate dispute over efforts to build the New England Clean Energy Connect project, or NECEC. Energy lawyers say it illustrates the difficulty of building large-scale transmission projects at a time when such projects are viewed as crucial to get more clean energy on the grid to combat climate change....

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