CAMBRIDGE, MASS., OPPOSES HYDRO-QUEBEC POWER PURCHASE

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., OPPOSES HYDRO-QUEBEC POWER PURCHASE

The City Council in politically liberal Cambridge, Mass., unanimously agreed it doesn't want Cambridge Electric Co. to purchase electricity from Hydro- Quebec.

The resolution, which is believed to have no force of law, was adopted after two Cree Indians testified Monday about fears of what development of the planned James Bay dams will do to tribal lands in northern Quebec."Clearly it is a strong sense of the council that they are concerned about it," said Joseph Connacton, city clerk.

David Matthews, a company spokesman, said Cambridge Electric would have no comment on the City Council vote until it sees the resolution.