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Vermont governor says lake transmission project ready to go

February 9, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott is letting Massachusetts energy officials know that the state has an electrical transmission project that is fully permitted and ready to go.

In a letter dated Thursday to energy officials in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Scott, a Republican, reminded them of the New England Clean Power Link, the 152-mile project that would carry Canadian hydroelectricity down Lake Champlain and then across Vermont.

Massachusetts officials are trying to decide what to do after it chose New Hampshire’s Northern Pass as the source of clean power, but a key permit was rejected by Granite State Regulators.

Northern Pass backers have said they hope to get a re-hearing on the decision by the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, which rejected the project by a vote of 7-0.

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