Buzzell LTE: CMP keeping Maine in the dark

The Piscataquis Observer

Do not allow CMP to keep us in the dark about Question 1. Despite the ads that depict Question 1 as affecting more than high impact transmission line projects, it will not.

This transmission line project is not about going back in time to stop any other construction projects. It is about foreign companies using Maine as a conduit to feed Massachusetts for big profits. It is about big corporations taking our public lands from Mainers without any due process or law.

CMP’s damaging project, especially in the Upper Kennebec region, is owned by Iberdrola a Spanish company with one of its major stockholders being the rich Middle Eastern country of Qatar. They have spent over $30 million trying to convince us that Maine will benefit from this horrible project.

Since Iberdrola took over CMP  a decade ago, they initiated a massive project called the “Equipment Reliability Project,” This cost ratepayers $1.6 billion. Since then CMP reliability went from the best in the country to the worst. Do not let CMP keep Maine in the dark again. Vote yes to ban the CMP corridor!

Ed Buzzell

Pittsfield

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  • Sandra Howard
    published this page in News 2021-09-27 10:56:27 -0400