The St. Lawrence River has provided power to local communities and far away cities in the U.S. and Canada for hundreds of years. Most prominently, the River is a significant source of hydropower for the Northeastern United States and southern Canada from the Moses-Saunders hydropower dam that spans the River from Massena, New York to Cornwall, Ontario.
As both the U.S. and Canada search for renewable sources of energy, pressure on the St. Lawrence River and surrounding lands to host additional power facilities has increased. The region has become the focus for potential development of significant wind energy.
While Save The River is deeply concerned about the impacts of climate change and is supportive of appropriately and sited renewable energy projects, we are also concerned that proposed power projects in the region are not being thoroughly and carefully evaluated. Our position on Industrial Wind Development in the St. Lawrence River Valley is here.