5/17/20 Newsletter

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We had a great Virtual Town Hall event this past week on Wednesday. Lead signature gatherer, and good friend, Tom Saviello and I gave an update on the status of November’s ballot referendum, and took questions from those of you who were able to attend. 

If you missed it, don’t worry! You can watch it on our Facebook page or by clicking below.

This past week’s town hall was only the first of many we hope to do to keep you updated on the most recent efforts of the No CMP Corridor PAC. 

Unfortunately, the DEP announced this past week that they have granted a permit to Central Maine Power for the building of their corridor. This permit will be appealed, and ultimately the Maine voters will decide the fate of the corridor this November, but still, it showed that CMP is not letting up in their efforts to circumvent the democratic process and force their corridor through Maine. 

Can you pitch in today to help our fight against CMP? If so, please click below to go to our secure donation page.

In addition to receiving their permit from DEP, CMP - via their parent company Avangrid - is again suing the State of Maine to block the referendum from happening. We’re not surprised that they are pulling out every stop to prevent you from voting because they know that Mainers oppose their destructive, for-profit corridor. 

It was a bad deal for Maine when they originally proposed it...and it still is today. 

In our newsletters, we’ve been asking you - our loyal supporters - to complete our action item for the week. See this week’s below!

Activist of the Week

This week, we would like to recognize Matt Wagner of Knox. In addition to being one of the top five signers, a board member for Say No to NECEC and a citizen intervenor at the LUPC, Matt was instrumental in coordinating our Waldo County efforts during the signature gathering process. Matt, and his small army of friends/neighbors (literally) played a big role in the town office certification process, pushing right up until the last days to help  get us over the finish line. He also was a signature gathering machine, both in Belfast on Election Day and at Bath Iron Works, and has sponsored a number of great letters to area papers. 

Thank you all for your continued support!

Sandi Howard