Mass. in middle of Maine power fight

Commonwealth Magazine

Maine lawmakers tell Hydro-Quebec to stop meddling in ballot campaign

A group of 25 current and former Maine state lawmakers sent a letter to Hydro-Quebec on Wednesday urging the provincial utility to stop meddling in a state election battle spawned by Massachusetts’ thirst for hydro-electricity from Canada.

Massachusetts utilities, with the backing of the Baker administration, signed a nearly $1 billion contract to purchase electricity from Hydro-Quebec and have it delivered over a 145-mile transmission line running from the Quebec border through western Maine to Lewiston, where it would feed into the regional power grid.

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