Earlier, we reported the Campbell administration will be building a northeastern cousin for it's promised northwestern transmission line - which has been criticized by environmentalists as a sop to the mining industry. So what's the purpose of the Northeastern Transmission Line? Speaking to reporters, Premier Gordon Campbell said, that line "will actually allow us to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas challenges in developing the northeastern energy bank that we've got that we would like to tap into. And it will allow us to do so in a way that actually reduces greenhouse gas emissions in that development as well."
February 16, 2009