- Dec 9, 2020 4:53 pm GMT
The latest delay to the New England Clean Energy Connect involves a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by environmental groups that are seeking to delay the start of work on the project until their lawsuit alleging the Army Corps of Engineers did an inadequate environmental review of the NECEC can be heard.
The federal judge hearing the request said he decide whether to grant it by mid-December.
The environmental groups and others are unhappy that the project would require a new 53-mile transmission corridor through mostly commercial forest owned or controlled by Central Maine Power in western Maine.
The NECEC would bring hydropower from Quebec through Maine where it would be put into the New England grid for Massachusetts consumers.
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