1 November, 2013. Source: Rising Tide Vermont
Rising Tide Vermont today issued the following statement regarding the New England Clean Power Link , a proposal for 150 miles of new transmission lines from the Quebec border, under Lake Champlain and across the state of Vermont. Financed by one of the largest private equity firms in the world , the proposed project would transport electricity derived from mega-dams in Quebec and Labrador to New England markets.
“Rising Tide Vermont stands in solidarity with First Nations communities who are defending their traditional territories against resource colonialism and environmental devastation,” said Sara Mehalick, a member of Rising Tide Vermont. “For decades, Cree, Innu, and Inuit communities in Quebec and Labrador have been organizing to halt the construction of massive hydroelectric dams on their ancestral lands, which have severely impacted wildlife, watersheds, and the livelihoods of nearby communities. The New England Clean Power Link would be a green light for the continued colonization of these territories, now under the guise of so-called ‘clean energy’.” Continue reading