Don’t believe lies on CMP project

June 26, 2020 Please vote to stop the Central Maine Power corridor in November. The largest contiguous temperate forest in North America and everything that lives in it, wetlands and streams sheltering inland waterfowl and wading birds, the last true stronghold for stream—dwelling wild brook trout, mountaintop vistas that take your breath away — all of this and more is at risk. You will hear plenty of greenwashing about this project between now and then. Don’t believe it. Continue reading

CMP Transmission Line Faces New Legal Challenges, Including One Over Public Lands

June 23, 2020 There was more legal action Tuesday in the fight over Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed powerline through the state's western woods. One well-financed opposition group called Stop the Corridor filed suit Tuesday in an ongoing dispute over whether it can keep its funding sources secret. Continue reading

US demand for clean energy destroying Canada's environment, indigenous peoples say

June 23, 2020   Push is inadvertently causing long-term environmental damage to the traditional hunting grounds on Inuit public lands In a subarctic fjard estuary just a few miles from frozen tundra, Inuit hunter Karl Michelin says he owes his life to the thousands of barking ringed seals that congregate year-round in local waters. The seals’ jet-black, heavily fatted meat is a staple for Michelin, his wife, and their toddler. With food insecurity rampant among the region’s Inuit, neighbors are similarly dependent on seals and other wild-caught food. The town’s isolation makes regular employment opportunities scarce, and food prohibitively expensive to import. Continue reading

6/21/20 Newsletter

Friends -- As we're all hammered with deceptive ads in support of CMP's destructive corridor project, I would like to remind everyone that there has never been a comprehensive climate analysis for the project.  Continue reading

LTE: Sue Ely: Pro-power line op-ed enables CMP’s greenwashing

Press Herald Tony Marple’s recent column (Maine Voices, June 1) included numerous false statements about the proposed transmission line that Central Maine Power has been promoting through its multimillion-dollar campaign to sell Mainers a project they don’t want. Continue reading

New England renewable policies to drive 12,500 MW of renewable capacity by 2030

Market Intelligence By Adam Wilson Despite being the smallest independent system operator, or ISO, in terms of electricity demand in the U.S., ISO New England is expected to be a very active market for renewable energy deployment over the next decade. Each of the six states in the ISO has a mandatory renewable portfolio standard in place and the region is increasing its dedication to offshore wind procurement. As a result, S&P Global Market Intelligence estimates that over 12,500 MW of wind and solar capacity will be installed in the region by 2030. (View graphs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12I2DmX8kuYzG2Rgn5sPCC6Aciyd2uI9Mr7mDiXsGSEU/edit?usp=sharing) Continue reading

6/14/20 Newsletter

Friend -- This has been a busy week for No CMP Corridor advocates! First and foremost, we would like to thank Senator Russell Black for moderating our town hall event on Wednesday, and we would like to thank Susan Theberge, Tom Saviello and Darryl Wood for participating as panelists. For those of you who weren’t able to join, you can watch the full event here: Continue reading

Richard Aishton: LTE: Hydro-Quebec impact statement would answer questions

Press Herald In his June 7 letter, Serge Abergel, director of media and external relations at Hydro-Quebec, seems to have it wrong in  promulgating a recurring myth about New England Clean Energy Connect being “clean” power. Electrical power from Hydro Quebec is not clean. “Politicians who describe dams as ‘clean energy projects’ are talking ‘nonsense’ and rejecting decades of science, says David Schindler, a leading water ecologist,” The Tyee, a Canadian online newsmagazine, has reported.  Continue reading

LTE: Monica McCarthy: The only thing green about it is the money

Daily Bulldog Please vote [YES] to stop the CMP Corridor in November. The largest contiguous temperate forest in North America and everything that lives in it, wetlands and streams sheltering inland waterfowl and wading birds, the last true stronghold for stream-dwelling wild brook trout, mountaintop vistas that take your breath away - all of this and more is at risk. You will hear plenty of greenwashing about this project between now and then. Don’t believe it. Continue reading

Sen. Scott Cyrway: CMP corridor project will create new wildfire

Bangor Daily News Central Maine Power Company (CMP) would like to run a high voltage powerline through Maine’s undeveloped forest to deliver power from Quebec to Massachusetts along a new corridor. As we’ve seen from the history of California’s electricity provider, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), these lines can pose an extreme fire hazard, which is why I am apprehensive to trust CMP with this for-profit project. Continue reading