Maine Senate Backs Climate Impact Study For CMP Transmission Project
The Maine Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure Thursday that would require a new analysis of the purported greenhouse gas reductions associated with Central Maine Power's (CMP) proposal to bring hydro-electricity from Canada to New England.
Maine Lawmaker Proposes Using Existing Oil Pipeline To House CMP's Controversial Transmission Line
A South Portland lawmaker says that instead of cutting a swath through western Maine's forest to accommodate its controversial transmission project, Central Maine Power instead should put the line inside an unused oil pipeline that runs from Canada to South Portland.
A twelfth municipality that could host a new power line proposed by Central Maine Power has voted to oppose the plan. At town meeting Thursday night, Starks residents rejected a motion to support the project, 42-to-14.
A handful of measures that supporters hope could sink Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line through western Maine were up for public hearing in Augusta Wednesday. Legislative action comes just as state energy regulators prepare to rule on a key permit for the project.
State environmental regulators took public testimony last night on Central Maine Power’s proposed 145-mile transmission line through western Maine, including 53 miles of newly-cleared corridor through the western Maine forest.
Staff at the Maine Public Utilities Commission is recommending approval of Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through western Maine. In a long-awaited “Examiner’s Report,” the Commission’s analysts said the controversial project “is in the public interest.”