Endorsement

Will you join us in opposing CMP's energy corridor that will be destructive to Maine's environment, harmful on Maine's economy and hugely unpopular with Mainers across the state?

 

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  • Max Coolidge
    endorsed 2020-10-01 21:26:03 -0400
    Maine needs real solutions to transform our energy economy away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. Don’t be fooled by the claims that the CMP Corridor will provide “clean energy” - The proposed transmission line will destroy natural beauty and wildlife habitat in Western Maine. It’s a terrible deal for Mainers and I am 100% against it.
  • Max Coolidge
    endorsed 2020-09-29 13:10:26 -0400
  • Tiffany Roberts
    endorsed 2020-09-27 12:34:53 -0400
  • Megan Smith
    endorsed 2020-09-23 14:57:36 -0400
  • Nathan Carlow
    endorsed 2020-09-23 12:11:30 -0400
  • Antonio (Ant) Blasi
    endorsed 2020-09-21 18:13:17 -0400
  • Hilary Koch
    endorsed 2020-09-14 11:10:23 -0400
  • Patrick Scully
    endorsed 2020-09-10 14:45:18 -0400
  • Varying Hare
    endorsed 2020-09-10 09:09:25 -0400
  • Marc Chappell
    endorsed 2020-09-10 08:35:17 -0400
  • Kent Ackley
    endorsed 2020-09-09 08:05:24 -0400
    The Corridor is exactly what we don’t need in Maine – environmentally dubious, vastly unpopular, a stain on the ecosystem that we have worked for generations to preserve. We’ve had foreign influence, corporate influence, and political influence ignoring the will of Maine’s citizens. If it is allowed to be built, it will be a sign of just how broken our government has become.
  • Seth Berry
    endorsed 2020-09-08 18:46:15 -0400
    The CMP corridor is a shell game for the climate and a bad deal for Maine. It is also just the tip of the iceberg. Please join Maine Power for Maine People to restore local control and stop future corridors that only benefit foreign banks and foreign governments! Go to mainepower4mainepeople.org today.
  • Rick Foss
    endorsed 2020-09-08 15:22:32 -0400
    HOUSE REPRESENTATIVECANDIDATE DISTRICT 109 (WATERVILLE)

    HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE DISTRICT 109 (WATERVILLE)


    I’M A HARD NO AS AN AVID HIKER OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL SYSTEM. THIS IS JUST A BAD DEAL FOR MAINE
  • Emily Ecker
    endorsed 2020-09-07 12:51:35 -0400
    This decision by the Supreme Court may forever limit the power of Mainers to legislate through referendum. Previous initiatives have been constitutionally challenged but they were still allowed to be passed and then later adjustments were made in the Legislature."
  • Michael McKinney
    endorsed 2020-09-07 08:07:29 -0400
    State Senate District 33 Candidate

    I oppose the CMP Corridor. It is a bad deal for Maine.
  • Chloe Maxmin
    endorsed 2020-09-07 07:42:21 -0400
  • Linda Woods
    endorsed 2020-09-06 13:29:01 -0400
    Protect the habitat for the flora and fauna, and leave our woods alone.
  • Cooper Sherman
    endorsed 2020-09-06 09:57:25 -0400
    The CMP corridor will destroy vast amounts of pristine wilderness in western Maine and do critical damage to the wildlife and waterways that occupy that area, such as the Kennebec River, a popular rafting destination. This corridor is going to destroy the remote and outdoorsy feel of the region and will decimate the tourism industry here, all while not even benefiting Mainers. Overall, the CMP corridor is a bad deal for Maine.
  • Elizabeth Kerr
    endorsed 2020-09-06 09:37:16 -0400
    This corridor is fueled solely by massive corporate profits and Massachusetts politics. No one who holds Maine as their first priority would ever support this project. I am beyond disappointed by Governor Mills, who has chosen her own personal and political gain over the will of the Maine people, by supporting this project.
  • Cyprien Johnson
    endorsed 2020-09-01 08:47:18 -0400
    In January of 2017 like Commissioner Sezak CMP asked the commission to approve the corridor. I voted in favor at that time. Since that time I attended several meetings on the corridor with CMP. I asked the commission to take another vote, in which Commissioner Sezak and myself voted against the corridor. I found CMP less than genuine with answers.
  • Robert Sezak
    endorsed 2020-08-28 11:25:39 -0400
    In January of 2017 CMP came to the Maine Somerset County Commissioners to ask for a letter of approval for the NECEC corridor. While a majority of the board approved the letter I was the only county commissioner to abstain. I did not sign the letter of approval. New England Clean Energy Connect does not fit into our space nor does it fit into our place. In the words of Joshua L. Chamberlain, it “snatches at the near advantage, while heeding not what is to come." The money spent on advertising alone to push this project forward is equal to a full year school budget of SAD 49 or SAD 54. There is obviously more gain in monetary profit for CMP and Avangrid than there is benefit for Somerset County, Maine, or of the environment. I remain sincerely opposed to NECEC.
  • Pete Bourgelais
    endorsed via 2020-08-24 18:44:33 -0400
    Can you say with a straight face that you’re happy with CMP? While CMP and Hydro-Quebec have spent more than $16 million on lobbying for a corridor that has not been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Maine ratepayers are struggling with increased utility bills and disruptions in service that stem directly from CMP’s under-investment in Maine infrastructure. I oppose the CMP corridor because investments in our grid right here in Maine should take priority over those of Massachusetts.
  • Greg Kimber
    endorsed 2020-08-07 14:07:28 -0400
    In years past at hearings I attended I heard CMP testify repeatedly in opposition to growing our solar industry. Now Maine is finally moving forward with supporting energy sources that will reduce carbon emissions. But is the CMP corridor one of them? I submitted testimony in support of analyzing the climate impacts of the project; CMP testified again in opposition. Their track record on climate doesn’t inspire confidence. I am persuaded instead by the analysis of our environmental groups, which are universally either withholding support for, or working against, this project. I will vote against the CMP corridor. – House Candidate, District #114
  • Benjamin Meiklejohn
    endorsed 2020-08-04 01:05:17 -0400
  • Nicolas Delli Paoli
    endorsed 2020-08-02 09:47:22 -0400
    Large corporations, like CMP, do not hold Mainers’ interests and the environment above profits. Instead of allowing the corridor we should invest in localized, consumer-owned, renewable energy projects to decentralize wealth creation.
  • Justin Chenette
    endorsed 2020-07-30 18:12:16 -0400
    This is a bad deal no matter how you slice it. The corridor project has been jammed down our throats without proper public engagement or input. We have not seen independent analysis or data to substantiate the claims of positive environmental impact. Instead, we end up with the short end of the stick. We have a company who has repeatedly put shareholder profits ahead of Maine people, demonizes customers with unethical billing practices, and now they want a billion dollar handout? No thank you! Vote to reject this continued attempt at foreign influence in our elections and our way of life. – State Senator Justin Chenette of Saco, Environment & Natural Resources Committee
  • Valli Geiger
    endorsed 2020-07-28 15:15:24 -0400
    CMP is sadly not what it once was. I fully support Maine moving to a Public Utility for electricity for better reliability, lower costs, and to be a partner in decreasing the use of fossil fuel. CMP’s roll out of its new billing program was done poorly, customers egregious billing errors were ignored and many have still not been fixed. Once trust is lost, it is not easily regained. I could not trust CMP to do this corridor with Maine’s wellbeing in mind.
  • Jan Collins
    endorsed 2020-07-28 13:38:10 -0400
    I have considered both sides of the issue and have come to the conclusion that the NECEC corridor does not make for good energy policy. In addition, it would cause significant harm to the western Maine economy and ecology.

    Viable alternatives exist which would have greater benefits and fewer detrimental side effects. Please see my op-ed in the Sunday Telegram . https://www.pressherald.com/2018/12/16/another-view-editorial-lacked-insight-on-cmps-power-line-proposal/
  • Nathan Burnett
    endorsed 2020-07-28 13:35:41 -0400
    While climate change is an existential threat that needs to be addressed, the lack of transparency from the NECEC makes it clear that we need to look to other solutions for this crisis. If elected to the state legislature, I will work to support progressive climate change solutions that help Mainers, not the investor class.
  • Jennifer Poirier
    endorsed 2020-07-28 13:23:34 -0400
    I am 100% opposed to NECEC. I have testified before the PUC and even met with Maine Congessional leadership to discuss the reasons why no amount of money could make up for the permanent destruction the project would cause. As a State Representative, I will continue to advocate for our environment, our tourism industry and the people of Maine to oppose the CMP corridor!