From the Daily News:
A proposal to create a $2.2 billion power transmission line to bring wind and hydroelectric power from Quebec to Astoria is pitting environmentalists and against each another and creating some unusual alliances.
The Champlain Hudson Power Express project would bring up to 1,000 megawatts of Canadian power into the city through a roughly 333-mile underground, and at times underwater, cable.
A public hearing on the project is slated for 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Public School 122 in Astoria. The state Public Service Commission is to review comments on the plan before deciding whether to approve it.
The proposal delighted some locals who don’t want more power plants built in western Queens.
But detractors say it could discourage the state from developing its own renewable energy sources and warned that cost overruns could be passed on to consumers.