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This City Limits article by Danielle Cruz doesn't break much new ground on the Champlain Hudson Power Express, but does a good job of detailng why environmental groups are opposed to it, as well as how the developers have tried and are trying to allay their concerns. Proposed lines to bring power generated by Hydro-Québec to New York and New England may get built, but not without a fight.

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Dr. Amal Khashab on Aug 13, 2020

N.Y. needs for electricity , will waive all objections. Maximum possible gain principle.

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Peter Key on Aug 16, 2020

New York City's need for electricity hasn't stopped the state from banning fracking and denying permits for Williams' Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline. Also, some Democratic candidates for the New York State Legislature are battling efforts to convert oil-fired peakers to gas-burning models, saying no new fossil fuel infrastructure should be built in the state. The Champlain Hudson Power Express would transmit hydropower, but given the success environmentalists are having against natural gas in New York state, it's not out of the question to think they could stop the CHPE if enough of them come out against it. Meanwhile, Verdant Power recently said it's getting ready to deploy its tidal power turbines at its pilot project site in the East River, so maybe part of New York City's energy needs will wound up being met by the waters that surround it.

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