Central Maine Power has a new political group aiming to fight the November ballot question that could block the energy company’s transmission line in western Maine. The group, named Mainers for Fair Laws, filed paperwork with Maine’s ethics regulator this week and has already begun running television ads ahead of the anti-corridor referendum on the November ballot. The fight against CMP was extended this week when critics launched their effort to put at least one version of a utility takeover measure on the 2022 ballot.
The name provides some insight into how CMP might try to fight the corridor project over the next few months, extending the argument that retroactively banning a construction project already in process is unfair and bad for the state’s business climate. Here’s your soundtrack.