- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Five of New England’s governors are scheduled to meet in Hartford to advance their efforts looking for regional solutions to costly energy and natural gas pipeline bottlenecks.

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.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who plans to attend a memorial service for a former state lawmaker, will not be in Hartford.

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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