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Huge turnout at first Northern Pass public meeting
by Christophe Courchesne

As reported in the Concord Monitor and the Manchester Union-Leader and on WMUR, the public was out in force last night at the first of seven public scoping meetings kicking off the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) environmental review of the Northern Pass project.

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Nuclear Power – Japan and Vermont
by Sandy Levine

The tragedy in Japan brings some very real risks of nuclear power into focus. The “GE Mark I Boiling Water Reactors” in Japan are the same type as the ones used at Vermont Yankee and Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.

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Standard of Review for Utility Mergers gets Upgrade in MA
by Karen Wood

An important development today in the Northeast Utilities/NStar merger proceeding: the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (MA DPU) announced that it will modernize the standard of review for utility mergers, including requiring that climate change impacts be taken into account.

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CLF Defends its Standing in Deepwater Wind Case
by Karen Wood

In response to a February 21 order by the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) today filed a brief defending its legal standing in the Deepwater Wind case and issued the following statement:

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Regime Change in Maine?
by Jane West

A well-entrenched leader who spent decades in power of a wealthy quasi-government agency just resigned amid a public outcry over extravagant spending.