Megadams, climate change, Canadian hydro, Hydro Quebec, Hudson River, Indigenous Nations, de Blasio's procurement, Champlain - Hudson Power Express, CHPE
Megadams = Megadamage
Controversy and Solutions
This Eco-Logic discusses the Mayor's procurement of hydropower that will require the construction of a transmission corridor from Quebec to Queens. Blackstone and every other financier must cancel plans to import hydropower produced by megadams built on Indigenous lands, to New York. This is truly not a climate solution and must be explicitly excluded from sustainable renewable energy plans. Mayor deBlasio is seeking to procure this dirty power instead of promoting local energy economies.
Energy use in New York City has been declining for years. New supplies are not necessary. Instead, further efficiency should be backed by government.
Join Lucien Wabanonik - Spokesperson for Innu First Nations, George Jackman - Hudson Riverkeeper, and Annie Wilson - NY Environmental Law and Justice Project
Lucien Wabanonik - Spokesperson for Innu First Nations, George Jackman