Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line is great for them, but bad for Maine. This line will be used to sell hydropower from Hydro-Quebec to the New England energy grid, mainly benefiting Massachusetts, along with CMP, which will make millions of dollars. Maine, on the other hand, will receive little benefit.
The promotions for the CMP Corridor make it sound appealing, but in truth, it will hurt Maine.
The transmission line will result in irreversible damage done to Maine, including forests, mountains, rivers, and wildlife, with no real benefit to outweigh these impacts. While Massachusetts benefits from this, Maine will be left scarred. Additionally, Maine’s tourism economy and clean energy job creation could be damaged. The beautiful, untouched forests of northern Maine bring in lots of tourism, but with the man-made scars left from this line, this economy will likely be hurt.
Why should the beautiful forests of Maine, loved by so many people and home to endless wildlife, be harmed for CMP’s profit and the benefit of another state?