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Maine Utility Says Signs At Deadly Explosion Site Are Fake

Patty Wight
Maine Public File

Central Maine Power officials say signs expressing support for a controversial transmission line, including about a dozen planted at the site of a deadly propane explosion, are fake and meant to sour the public's view.

The Sun Journal reports that the signs that appeared late last week are from a group called Patriots for Clean Energy and call for people to "Support the Corridor."

Numerous signs were posted at the site of a deadly propane explosion in Farmington last month that killed a firefighter and injured eight other people.

The proposed line would bring Canadian hydropower to the New England power grid, cutting through 53 miles (85 kilometers) of western Maine.

CMP said "Mainers deserve an honest conversation about the impacts of this project, not covert actions designed to deceive them."