WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jared Golden is asking the Biden administration to reevaluate its approval of a presidential permit for a $1 billion project aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid.
The presidential permit issued by the Department of Energy in January provided the green light for the interconnect at the Canadian border. Other agencies had already signed off.
In his letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Golden raised several concerns, including the adequacy of the environmental review and public input compared to similar-scaled projects in New England.
“In an effort to ensure a transparent and thorough permitting process, I urge you to reevaluate the issuance of the presidential permit and provide Mainers with the opportunity to engage with your agency through a public comment process that is merited for the significance of this project,” Golden, a Democrat from Maine, wrote.
Rep. Golden asks federal government to reevaluate approval of CMP energy corridor
In a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, the 2nd District Democrat questioned the adequacy of the environmental review and public input compared to similar-scaled projects in New England.
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