Senate: Curb land takings

28 Jan

The state Senate voted 23-1 yesterday to prevent a private project like Northern Pass from taking land through eminent domain. But if energy regulations change as Northern Pass officials predict, the project may be eligible to use eminent domain under the bill passed yesterday.

Northern Pass spokesman Martin Murray confirmed that possibility yesterday but also stressed that Northern Pass officials do not now intend to use eminent domain to build the proposed 180-mile hydropower route from Quebec to the New England grid.

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