CMP Parent Company Says Maine Supreme Court Should Bar November Vote On Powerline Project

Maine Public Maine’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday on whether voters should get a chance to force state regulators to revoke their approval of Central Maine Power's controversial powerline project. Project opponents successfully petitioned earlier this year to get the question on November's ballot. Continue reading

Maine’s high court wrestles with lawsuit holding major implications for CMP corridor

Bangor Daily News Maine’s high court wrestled on Wednesday with arguments in a lawsuit aiming to stop a November vote on a question aiming to kill Central Maine Power’s controversial hydropower corridor proposal that could have major implications for the project’s path. Continue reading

CMP corridor faces court test that could determine its path after a 2020 referendum

Bangor Daily News There are many lawsuits around Central Maine Power’s proposed powerline project, but perhaps the most consequential one will be hashed out today. Continue reading

Why the CMP corridor is a bad deal for Maine and the climate

Maine Beacon Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed transmission corridor through Western Maine is a bad deal for the North Woods, it’s a bad deal for our climate, and it’s a bad deal for our clean energy future. We want to tell you why. Continue reading

LISTEN: Opponents debate merits of Maine hydro project

Two officials from the opposing camps – Serge Abergel, director of external relations for Hydro-Quebec, and Adam Cote, an attorney representing opponents of the project – laid out their positions on The Codcast. Click HERE to listen. Continue reading

WATCH: Sportsman's Alliance of Maine discussion about the CMP corridor

Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Facebook page WATCH this interview to discuss both sides of the CMP corridor debate. Thanks to Darryl Wood (NO CMP Corridor PAC) and Senator Rick Bennett for  discussing the negative impacts of the NECEC Corridor. Click HERE.

Political Facebook ad spending pours into Maine, but pages aren’t always what they seem

Bangor Daily News Nearly $1 million was spent on political Facebook ads aimed at influencing Mainers over the past month as candidates and outside groups seek to sway targeted demographics, with some happening on pages designed to look somewhat nonpartisan or even to sell things. The bulk of those ads, which amounted to $33,000 per day in spending in July, revolve around the state’s heavily watched U.S. Senate race, the November vote on the Central Maine Power corridor that is already the most expensive referendum in state history and the presidential election where the 2nd Congressional District looks to be in the balance. Continue reading

8.2 Newsletter

Friends -- This week, I’m thrilled to announce that the Penobscot Nation submitted testimony to the US Army Corp of Engineers requesting a full and comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement for CMP’s NECEC Corridor Project. It takes a lot of courage to stand up to foreign special interests like CMP and Hydro-Quebec, and their teams of lawyers and seemingly endless resources, which is why we thank Chief Kirk Francis and the Penobscot Nation for taking this important stand. Continue reading

Nick Bennett and Sue Ely: CMP corridor would forever damage Maine forestlands

Lewiston Sun Journal The Central Maine Power corridor proposal would be one of the most damaging projects in Maine history. It would forever harm the state’s brook trout habitat and irreparably scar the North Woods — a globally significant forested landscape that draws tourists and supports recreation-based businesses. Continue reading

LTE: Support for exploitative CMP project puzzling

Portland Press Herald Gov. Mills and regulatory agencies have fallen in line behind the corridor, though valid concerns have been raised about the risk to Maine’s outdoor way of life and economy. I gladly voted for Janet Mills as governor of this state. I believe she has done a responsible job as such, except for one issue. Continue reading