Settlement may be near for Quebec-to-Mass. power line

Jon Chesto, The Boston Globe

If you want to build a massive power line through northern New England, it sure helps to get the Conservation Law Foundation on board.

The powerful Boston-based group waged war on Eversource’s Northern Pass. The CLF isn’t the only reason the New Hampshire project remains stuck. But its opposition didn’t help Eversource.

Now, the debate is focused on western Maine, where the Avangrid subsidiary Central Maine Power wants to build a 145-mile transmission line to bring hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts — the backup option when Northern Pass didn’t pan out last year.

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