NH governor raps Conn. hydropower energy measure

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor is opposing Connecticut legislation establishing rules for renewable energy that boosts hydropower from Canada.

Gov. Maggie Hassan wrote to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a fellow Democrat, on Wednesday, saying the rules would undermine New England's common goal of fostering new and small-scale renewable power.

A major transmission line extending through New Hampshire would run electricity from the hydropower project into New England. Hassan said the project could have an impact on some of New Hampshire's most important natural resources and tourist sites.

Mark Ojakian, Malloy's chief of staff, said the governor disagrees with Hassan. He says hydroelectric power would reduce rates for Connecticut residents and increase the state's renewable energy supply.

The bill passed the state Senate on May 1 and awaits action in the House of Representatives.


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