New England governors, Canadian premiers meet
BRETTON WOODS, N.H. (AP) — The premiers of the Eastern Canadian provinces and governors of the New England states are wrapping up a two-day meeting in New Hampshire focused on regional cooperation.
Energy and economic collaboration were the main topics at Sunday and Monday's conference at the Mount Washington Resort.
Eastern Canada is rich in hydropower while New England markets are eager to shore up supply and control some of the nation's highest energy costs.
The Tar Sands Free Northeast Coalition is planning a protest because it opposes importing or transporting Canadian oil derived from tars sands. The Appalachian Mountain Club also submitted a letter protesting the proposed Northern Pass transmission line from Quebec to southern New Hampshire.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage was not at the conference but members of his staff were in attendance.Associated Press