Apr 20, 2015 4:15 PM

Hassan only New England governor not in Connecticut for energy meeting

The Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - N.H. Gov. Maggie Hassan will not joining the other five New England governors as they are scheduled to meet in Hartford to advance their efforts looking for regional solutions to costly energy and natural gas pipeline bottlenecks.

Hassan is planing to attend a memorial service for a former state lawmaker, instead.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will host the meeting Thursday with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Maine Gov. Paul LePage, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

The governors said in December 2013 they wanted regional solutions to natural gas pipeline bottlenecks, costly energy and other problems.

Last summer, then-Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts called for a delay as he and others expressed concerns about plans to bring in hydropower from Canada and investing in new natural gas pipelines.


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