LTE: Linda Woods: CMP corridor won’t benefit Maine

Morning Sentinel Whenever I hear about any proposed project being considered in Maine, I wonder what is in it for Maine. Applying this standard to CMP’s proposed corridor easily reveals the answer as “not much.” Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: The recent “sweetener” from Hydro-Quebec is like a teaspoon of castor oil for Mainers.

July 17, 2020  Like castor oil, the recent “sweetener” from Hydro-Quebec in support of the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project will only result in nausea. The settlement between Hydro-Quebec and Governor Mills will still be nothing more than crumbs thrown to CMP customers on the way to supplying hydro power to three Massachusetts utilities for $10 billion in profit for Hydro-Quebec and at least $1.5 billion in profit for CMP/Avangrid/Iberdrola. Continue reading

LTE: Bob Haynes: Response to “A Critical Commodity”

Daily Bulldog Response to “A Critical Commodity” July 11 by Clayton McKay Continue reading

LTE: Marjorie Monteleon: Banging pots and pans

Bangor Daily News In 2007, journalist Molly Ivins died shortly after writing these words in her last column: “We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action… We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, ‘Stop it, now!’“ Continue reading

Gas Companies To Spend $6M To Boost Opposition To CMP Transmission Project

Maine Public Two national companies with natural gas plants in Maine will dump nearly $6 million on television ads aimed at shoring up opposition to a high-profile transmission project benefitting Central Maine Power and Hydro-Quebec. The post-Labor Day television ad buy will be accompanied by a digital campaign and is designed to counter a combined $16.7 million in spending by CMP and Hydro-Quebec. Continue reading

MAINERS FOR LOCAL POWER MAKES $5.8 MILLION TELEVISION RESERVATION OPPOSING CMP CORRIDOR

Mainers for Local Power Portland, ME – Mainers for Local Power (MLP) released a statement Thursday after launching a summer digital ad campaign and placing $5.8 million in fall media reservations opposing the CMP Corridor. Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: A priceless resource

July 16, 2020   Maine Public Lands are a priceless resource for those people like myself who come to your state to social distance, canoe camp, backpack, hike and fly fish. My wife and I (and at one time our four kids) come to Maine every year, and for the last three decades, we have explored your public lands including Lobster, Holeb, Bigelow, Chain of Ponds, Little Moose, Richardson, Nahmakanta, Tumbledown and Mount Blue, as well as TNC lands with No.5 Mountain and Debsconeaug. Continue reading

LTE: Gary Henry: CMP line project is not a good deal

Morning Sentinel Tony Marple’s arguments for Iberdrola/Avangrid/Central Maine Power’s proposed power corridor are weak and inaccurate (“CMP line would bring clean power to New England,” July 1). The only “green” in this profiteering plan are greenbacks, for foreigners, executives, and the political elite. His claim that Spain’s Iberdrola wants a Maine corridor to supply Canadian electricity to Massachusetts because they care about us is absurd. Wise Mainers are not swayed by the “It’s a good deal!” propaganda campaign, which has cost millions. Continue reading

Commentary: Richard Bennett: Lawsuit necessary to stop illegal land grab by CMP

Press Herald The Maine Bureau of Public Lands is failing to following the straightforward process set out in the state Constitution. In 2014, Maine’s Bureau of Public Lands granted Central Maine Power a lease, in violation of the Maine Constitution, to cross 36 acres of public reserve land in the West Forks area to construct their destructive corridor to deliver power from Quebec to Massachusetts. I know this to be true because I was an architect of the constitutional amendment this lease violates. Continue reading

LISTEN: WVOM interview with Tom Saviello

Click HERE to listen to Tom Saviello explaining how CMP tried to get Mainers to fall for the same bad deal twice.