To the Editor: The agenda of the Conservation Law Foundation is one of elitist lawyers out to make a lot of money for themselves. Proof are two posts CLF has taken on bringing hydro power in from Canada, where they have taken a position on both sides on the project, dragging out the review process and raking in the the cash for their services, all at the expense of New England ratepayers. CLF’s effort hurts the poor, those on fixed incomes, the middle class and all businesses.
From CLF’s website on Feb 21:
Central Maine Power’s Clean Energy Connect project will build a 145-mile transmission line through Maine to connect more than 1,000 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to New England’s electrical grid. By bringing more clean energy to the region, the project will reduce our reliance on dangerous, expensive fracked gas and significantly cut climate-damaging emissions.
And from a previous post from CFL:
CLF is working to ensure that clean energy projects across New England do the most good and least harm for our climate and our communities — including emitting the lowest greenhouse gas emissions possible.
From CLF’s website:
The Northern Pass project fails to meet this test. It will make us reliant on big, carbon-emitting Canadian hydropower, undermining the market for New England’s own home-grown, zero-carbon renewable energy.