Maine’s highest court gives go-ahead to CMP corridor referendum

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a lower court's ruling to allow the referendum question on the November ballot. BY J. CRAIG ANDERSON STAFF WRITER The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling to allow a referendum question on the November ballot that seeks to overturn prior regulatory approval of a planned Central Maine Power Co. transmission corridor through western Maine. Continue reading

Maine Supreme Court Rules That Anti-CMP Corridor Referendum Signatures Were Valid

By FRED BEVER • MAY 7, 2020 The lawsuit had aimed to stop the people's referendumNO TO NECEC FACEBOOK The state's highest court has ruled that Maine voters will have their say on Central Maine Power's proposed billion-dollar powerline through western Maine in November. Continue reading

Maine’s high court lets anti-CMP corridor question on November ballot

By Caitlin Andrews, BDN Staff • May 7, 2020 2:01 pm A November ballot challenge to Central Maine Power’s proposed $1 billion powerline project is all but assured, as the state’s highest court Thursday affirmed the state’s decision to validate the referendum. Former CMP employee Delbert Reed — represented in part by lawyers for CMP’s political action committee Clean Energy Matters — appealed a Kennebec County Superior Court judge’s decision that Secretary of State Matt Dunlap had acted correctly when he reviewed the signature-gathering process of powerline opponents as they gathered the voter signatures needed to force the referendum. Continue reading

5/3/20 Newsletter

Friend -- First of all, I would like to thank each and every one of you who submitted a comment to the Department of Environmental Protection to voice your concerns about the destructive CMP Corridor project. The Department received nearly 2,300 comments, and of the comments, only 11 were in favor. That is an outstanding turnout from our grassroots base, and really demonstrates how deeply unpopular this project is. Continue reading

4/26/20 Newsletter

Friend -- It feels like forever ago that many of us gathered in Augusta for the joyous occasion of handing in our petitions and celebrating. So much has changed since that day, and I hope that you are all doing well and taking care of your families, friends and neighbors. I am pleased to announce that our march towards election day this November has begun in earnest. We won’t sit back while CMP and Hydro-Quebec spend record amounts to silence us, and we won’t let them exploit our collective fear of the unknown as we get through the COVID-19 crisis. Continue reading