Morning Sentinel Central Maine Power is trying to take advantage of Mainers’ vulnerability during a global health crisis by asserting that the NECEC corridor is the solution to repair Maine’s economy. This is simply not true. CMP recently hired out-of-state workers for highly specialized jobs, and the report often cited by the Maine Public Utilities Commission to evaluate the public benefit of the corridor clearly makes the case that many of these jobs are temporary and won’t be filled by Mainers. Continue reading
The Irregular When I signed up to collect signatures as a volunteer to bring the destructive CMP corridor project to a statewide vote, I never imagined that I may be followed and observed by private investigators. I never imagined anything remotely like this because I was simply exercising a right enshrined in the Maine Constitution. Continue reading
Times Record CMP’s flashy marketing campaign sure paints a pretty picture of their corridor project, but unfortunately, none of it is grounded in reality. They’ve started awarding contracts to complete the project, and unsurprisingly, three of the four companies hired aren’t based in Maine. Those companies include Irby Construction of Mississippi, Northern Clearing of Wisconsin, and Sargent Electric of Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Free Press We’ve had to endure a daily barrage of expensively produced television ads lately from Central Maine Power. The goals of their propaganda campaign are to improve their public image and to sell us on what they’re calling the “Clean Energy Corridor” — also known as the CMP Corridor or NECEC (New England Clean Energy Connect).CMP earns an annual profit of $153 million dollars. No wonder they’re spending so much money to hold onto and expand their lucrative enterprise. But for all the money they’re spending on TV ads, high-paid lawyers, and endless lobbying efforts, they would be far more likely to win the hearts and minds of their Maine customers by redirecting some of that $153 million–dollar annual profit to reduce our exorbitantly high electric bills. Continue reading
Richard Bennett: Avangrid versus the people of Maine The recent news that Avangrid, the parent company of Central Maine Power, has filed suit against its customers to deny them the right for self-determination in a citizens’ initiative is a shocking development in the CMP corridor debate. But more importantly, it also heralds here in Maine a distressing new reality about democracy and capitalism. Continue reading
Press Herald You the residents of Maine, will have that decision November 2020. Sixty-six thousand residents cared enough to sign a petition to have it placed on the ballot. For the price of a cup of coffee per month on your electric bill, this forest will remain untouched. Continue reading
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