NYC Plans to Import Canadian Hydropower. Who Benefits?
A planned transmission line from Canada is meant to reduce NYC’s fossil fuel dependence. But First Nations say the project ignores them.
Geoff Dembicki · January 15, 2021
A Canadian utility with dams like this Québec facility would source the electricity for Champlain Hudson from its existing networkwithout building any new hydropower. | Société Des Musées de Québec
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