CANADA: Green Light for Power

The International Joint Commission, meeting in Montreal last week, formally approved a joint U.S.-Canadian application to build the long-debated St. Lawrence River hydroelectric power project.*Next step: licensing an agency to do the U.S. share of the work, in cooperation with Ontario Hydro, already approved as the Canadian agency. The New York State Power Authority is a likely prospect for the job, subject to approval by the U.S.'s Federal Power Commission; work on the $500 million project may begin next year.

*Not to be confused with the related St. Lawrence Seaway project, to bring ocean shipping to the Great Lakes. The...

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