The people of Maine need to pay attention and see what’s really happening with CMP and it’s owners: Avangrid from Canada and Iberdrola from Spain. They think we are stupid, but they have underestimated the people of Maine!
They are pouring millions of dollars into flyers, paid spokespeople knocking on doors, television ads, and endless lawsuits. Most of what they are throwing at us are unproven, false claims.
For instance, their claim that the width of the corridor would be 54 feet in the previously undeveloped Segment 1 is an outright lie. A new cut going through Johnson Mountain off 201 south of Jackman is, in fact, 98 feet of clearcut, and it’s just the beginning. The potential for future expansion and destruction of our beautiful Maine lands has been suggested in past statements by their spokespeople.
These corporations are huge and they have a history of unsavory business practices. They don’t care about Maine or the environment. There are so many reasons the CMP Corridor should not happen. Please get the facts. More than 80,000 Mainers signed a petition to bring this issue to a statewide vote, and hundreds of Mainers, like myself, have volunteered countless hours to stop this unpopular project. We won’t gain a penny from our efforts to stop it. We will, however, still have the views of Moose River Valley, Cold Stream, Rock Pond, Greenlaw Cliffs and many,many other places of natural beauty left untouched. That is priceless! Please vote yes in November to reject the CMP Corridor.