BECKMAN LTE: Stop CMP corridor construction

Portland Press Herald

On Nov. 2, the Maine people spoke loudly about CMP’s so-called Green Energy Corridor. We saw through many of CMP’s questionable plans. But foremost I think Maine people realized we were getting a bad deal. The corridor was never about green energy. It was about making billions for CMP and its parent company.

Is this energy new, is it green? No, it’s the same old amount of slightly dirty energy simply being re-routed through the state of Maine for use in Massachusetts.

CMP shows disrespect for our people and our state by continuing its cutting in the 53-mile corridor in western Maine damaging the forest, streams, lakes which support birds, plants, animals and fish. Given the situation, the Department of Environmental Protection must step in and stop the damage, and stay CMP’s permit. The people of Maine have spoken. The Maine DEP must honor our vote!

Siri Beckman,

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  • Andrea Moore
    commented 2021-11-18 09:41:44 -0500
    Must be stopped NOW. Question one has been certified T
  • Vicki Schmidt
    commented 2021-11-16 06:12:51 -0500
    EVERYONE needs to remind DEP to defend their Mission Statement and hold the DEP Administrators and other state officials fully accountable! NO EXCEPTIONS!
    Legislative mandate directs DEP to prevent, abate and control the pollution of the air, water and land. The charge is to preserve, improve and prevent diminution of the natural environment of the State. The Department is also directed to protect and enhance the public’s right to use and enjoy the State’s natural resources. The Department administers programs, educates and makes regulatory decisions that contribute to the achievement of this mission.

    In pursuing this mission, it is the policy of the Department to treat its employees and the public with courtesy, respect and consideration and to be fair and honest in its dealings, and to be mindful of the special qualities that make Maine a unique place to live and work.
  • Glen Darling
    commented 2021-11-15 18:03:37 -0500
    No Corridor!
  • Sandra Howard
    published this page in News 2021-11-15 11:12:15 -0500