One of America’s leading carbon cutters faces a series of hurdles that threaten to undermine its ability to slash emissions further.
Critics, including the U.S. EPA, say alternatives such as burying all or part of the line have not been fully explored.
The proposal includes about $80 million for heat pumps, energy efficiency, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
Critics of the proposed 145-mile power line say it won’t reduce global greenhouse gas emissions despite company’s claims.
Environmental groups and gas generators both oppose the project, which would carry Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts.