Retroactivity has been a part of Maine law at least since the 1870s, serves a useful public purpose and is undeserving of the scare-mongering TV and newspaper ads, the omnipresent “Chicken Little” cry proponents of the Central Maine Power corridor are raining down on us. The latest addition to this deluge of hysteria is the ubiquitous yard signs planted by a CMP funded political action committee urging we “Say No To Retroactive Laws.”

Retroactivity helped save Portland’s working waterfront.