Residents of Connecticut who have looked out on the Connecticut River this winter may have seen something a bit unexpected - a Coast Guard cutter. A ship called the Bollard has been on the river for weeks -- dutifully breaking up ice.
Governor Maggie Hassan has sent a letter to the governor of Connecticut, Democrat Dannel Malloy, asking him to reject changes to that state’s renewable energy laws, called the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The changes are seen as a boost to the controversial Northern Pass Transmission line.
The Governor Hassan’s letter says the Connecticut proposal that would allow hydro to be counted toward that state’s renewable energy goals quote, “undermines our common goal of fostering new and small-scale renewable resources here in New England.”