$1B Clean Power Project Benefits 'Illusory,' 1st Circ. Told

Law360 (February 9, 2021, 5:10 PM EST) -- Three of America's largest power producers have slammed a proposed $1 billion clean energy development that would bring Canadian hydropower to the Massachusetts market, saying promised greenhouse gas emissions reductions in the plan are illusory and unverifiable.

U.S. energy companies Calpine Corp., NextEra Energy Resources LLC and Vistra Corp told the First Circuit Monday in an amicus brief that a lower court was wrong to rely on those pollution reduction promises when evaluating whether to approve a preliminary injunction on construction of a segment of the project that would run through Maine.

That's because shipping in Canadian clean energy may reduce...

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