8.9 Newsletter

Friends -- Last week, I told you about how a bipartisan group of legislators, both past and present, banded together to send a letter to Hydro-Quebec, requesting that they stop exploiting a loophole in Maine’s election law to funnel millions into a flashy PR campaign to sway Maine voters. Well, Hydro-Quebec has responded with a promise to continue pumping as much money as it takes into this race to greenwash CMP’s terrible project with ongoing “information efforts.” As a reminder, Hydro-Quebec, solely owned by the Canadian government, stands to make $12.4 billion in profit, and they’ve already spent more than $6 million on an aggressive ad campaign against our effort. Continue reading

LTE: Kevin Flanagan: The DO – RE – ME

Daily Bulldog Maine people should carefully consider the CMP Western Maine power line heading for Massachusetts residents. This Power line once installed will create a vast scar on the land throughout our most remote and wild places. Places tourist love to come to hike, swim, raft and just enjoy our brand, “The Maine Brand.” Continue reading

CMP line wouldn’t help climate change

Morning Sentinel The column by Nick Bennett characterizing Central Maine Power’s plan to place a power line through one of the last wild places in Maine as a shell game was spot on (“Don’t fall for CMP, Hydro-Quebec climate change claims,” June 30). That line will benefit only Hydro-Quebec, rewarding them for destroying thousands of acres of land in Quebec and harming the indigenous people who lived on them and Iberdrola , the Spanish company that owns Central Maine Power. Continue reading

August 5 - No CMP Corridor Webinar

The Way Forward Webinar Series Watch this webinar. Canadian hydro electricity contributes to the cultural genocide of indigenous people. Panel discussion moderated by Lisa Savage with Dawn Neptune Adams, John Gonzales, and Jonathan Carter.

NECEC: Still a bad deal

Bangor Daily News The New England Clean Energy Connect remains a bad deal for Maine. Don’t be fooled by the recent, disingenuous arrangement between Hydro-Quebec and Gov. Janet Mills regarding excess hydropower and the NECEC project. Continue reading

CMP Parent Company Says Maine Supreme Court Should Bar November Vote On Powerline Project

Maine Public Maine’s highest court heard oral arguments Wednesday on whether voters should get a chance to force state regulators to revoke their approval of Central Maine Power's controversial powerline project. Project opponents successfully petitioned earlier this year to get the question on November's ballot. Continue reading

Maine’s high court wrestles with lawsuit holding major implications for CMP corridor

Bangor Daily News Maine’s high court wrestled on Wednesday with arguments in a lawsuit aiming to stop a November vote on a question aiming to kill Central Maine Power’s controversial hydropower corridor proposal that could have major implications for the project’s path. Continue reading

CMP corridor faces court test that could determine its path after a 2020 referendum

Bangor Daily News There are many lawsuits around Central Maine Power’s proposed powerline project, but perhaps the most consequential one will be hashed out today. Continue reading

Why the CMP corridor is a bad deal for Maine and the climate

Maine Beacon Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed transmission corridor through Western Maine is a bad deal for the North Woods, it’s a bad deal for our climate, and it’s a bad deal for our clean energy future. We want to tell you why. Continue reading

LISTEN: Opponents debate merits of Maine hydro project

Two officials from the opposing camps – Serge Abergel, director of external relations for Hydro-Quebec, and Adam Cote, an attorney representing opponents of the project – laid out their positions on The Codcast. Click HERE to listen. Continue reading