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AG Healey Calling For DOER To Be More Transparent About Northern Pass07:29
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William Quinlan, far right, president of Eversource's New Hampshire operations, speaks during a hearing by the state's Site Evaluation Committee for the Northern Pass project Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Concord, N.H. (Michael Casey/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
William Quinlan, far right, president of Eversource's New Hampshire operations, speaks during a hearing by the state's Site Evaluation Committee for the Northern Pass project Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Concord, N.H. (Michael Casey/AP)

Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for more transparency in the state's clean energy procurement process.

The process has been plagued by questions of transparency and fairness because the region's three main utilities — Eversource, National Grid and Unitil — helped judge the bids and selected the Northern Pass, a project by Eversource and Hydro-Quebec, as the winner.

In a letter obtained by Radio Boston, Healey asked Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson to "explain in writing and release to the public" any decisions the state and utilities now make about the future of the Northern Pass project.

Healey has also requested confirmation that any further evaluation of the bid include DOER and be monitored by the independent evaluator.

The $1.6 billion Northern Pass project was chosen by the Baker administration in January to bring hydropower from Canada to Massachusetts, through New Hampshire. Last week, New Hampshire denied the project a key permit.

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Bruce Mohl, editor of CommonWealth Magazine. He tweets @brucemohl.

This segment aired on February 6, 2018.

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