During a quarterly conference call Thursday officials at Northeast Utilities, the parent company of the Northern Pass project, said while they have a new route they still aren’t ready to say where it goes.
And that the soonest the project could now get underway is 2017.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen listened in and has this report:
One reason the starting date of Northern Pass has slipped from 2015 to 2017 is opposition to the project.
Lawmakers in Connecticut are working to review and revamp the rules that encourage renewable electricity generation. And the changes as proposed could be good news for Canadian hydropower, and bad news New
Democrat Bob Duff chairs the Energy and Technology Committee in the Connecticut State Senate. He’s also a sponsor of a controversial bill on renewable energy.
An effort to decriminalize a small amount of marijuana in New Hampshire was voted down in the Senate today. The legislation would have made possession of up to a quarter ounce a violation, subject to a $200 fine.
Senator Donna Soucy, a Democrat from Manchester, says the policy has merit with some lawmakers in the upper chamber, but the bill has serious technical flaws.
She pointed to a provision that anyone under 18 found in possession complete an approved drug awareness program. However, no such program exists in the state.
On a 13-11 vote, the New Hampshire Senate has blocked a House-backed measure to prohibit private prisons in the state.
Senate Republicans killed the prohibition effort, saying that the legislature needs to be able to keep all options on the table. Senator Andy Sanborn told colleagues that private prisons can be more efficient, lowering overall corrections costs.
"I believe we have an obligation to prove to the tax payers of New Hampshire, every day, that we are trying to spend their money wisely."