Environment Maine Joins Coalition Opposing CMP/Avangrid’s Massive Transmission Line

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EM Says Line Will “Permanently Scar Pristine Wilderness”

Environment Maine

WESTBROOK – Environment Maine, one of Maine’s premier organizations dedicated to protecting our state’s pristine outdoors, has joined Stop the Corridor. Stop the Corridor is a coalition of Mainers working to oppose a massive transmission line project proposed by Central Maine Power and its parent corporation, Avangrid.

“The facts are crystal clear: Central Maine Power’s massive transmission line will permanently scar pristine wilderness in western Maine,” Carissa Maurin, state director of Environment Maine, said. “We are deeply opposed to this environmental devastation and urge Mainers to let their elected officials know that cutting the Maine woods in half for profit is terrible idea.”

Environment Maine is a citizen-based environmental advocacy project that works to preserve Maine’s unique natural beauty.

Stop the Corridor is comprised of a broad number of organizations, representing thousands of Mainers and billions of dollars of investment in our state, who oppose the so-called “New England Clean Energy Connect” project.

The project would carry hydro power from Canada directly through Maine to Massachusetts and would require a massive buildout of infrastructure in one of the most environmentally sensitive and iconic areas of Maine. The project was chosen by Massachusetts after a similar project was rejected by New Hampshire regulators because of its outsize environmental impact.

Maine’s state environmental and ratepayer protection agencies have also expressed concern about the project’s impact.

Coalition members include: the Natural Resources Council of Maine; the Maine Renewable Energy Association; ReEnergy Biomass; and Say No to NECEC, a 4,300-member Facebook group dedicated to stopping the transmission line.

For more information, visit www.corridorno.com and check out Stop the Corridor on Facebook and Twitter. If you are interested in joining the coalition, please contact us.