Maine Transmission Line Is Stalled Despite Court Victories
E&E News quoted Environmental Law Practice Chair Jeffrey R. Porter in an article about the uncertain timeline of the New England Clean Energy Connect, a transmission line linking hydroelectric dams in Canada to the Northeast. Jeff said, "The repeated lawsuits underscore the challenges facing clean energy projects in the United States. The transmission line was initially proposed in 2017 as a project to sell power to Massachusetts utilities. Six years later, it’s still not done. It’s a sign that long delays on clean energy projects could prevent the U.S. from reducing its carbon emissions quickly enough to avoid the worst impacts of climate change." He continued, "To me the story isn’t ‘Gee, isn’t [it] great Avangrid is winning all these battles in court’ — it’s how many battles should be going on in the first place."