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More than 50 state lawmakers are calling on regulators to reject a proposal by Central Maine Power (CMP) that could allow it to charge ratepayers for unexpected costs caused by the pandemic while leaving the company's shareholders off the hook.

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There was more legal action Tuesday in the fight over Central Maine Power’s (CMP) proposed powerline through the state's western woods. One well-financed opposition group called Stop the Corridor filed suit Tuesday in an ongoing dispute over whether it can keep its funding sources secret.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed powerline through the state's western woods are lining up to formally challenge the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) recent permit for the project.

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The company that owns Central Maine Power (CMP) is suing the state of Maine in Cumberland County Superior Court. Avangrid Networks, Inc., is saying that a referendum question that would ask voters if they want to overturn the approval of the company's billion dollar hydropower transmission line through the western Maine woods is unconstitutional.

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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.

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Central Maine Power shareholders, not ratepayers, are going to foot the $580,000 cost of an audit that found problems with the way the utility handled customer service issues with its new billing system.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission voted Thursday to hold shareholders accountable for the full cost of the audit by Liberty Consulting Group of Pennsylvania. Under Maine law, ratepayers typically pay the full cost of a management audit but there's an exception if an investor-owned public utility like CMP results in a finding of "imprudence."

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Both Central Maine Power and Emera Maine say that while they expect to restore service to most of their customers by the end of the day Sunday, some may not have power for at least another night.

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The political action committee for Central Maine Power is challenging whether opponents of its controversial transmission corridor have enough signatures to put the project on the November ballot.

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Staff at Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Friday afternoon released a draft permit for Central Maine Power’s controversial powerline through western Maine.

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Maine lawmakers are considering a bill that would bar foreign nationals and certain foreign corporations from spending to influence ballot campaigns. It is designed to close a loophole in Maine election law, but it could also have an immediate impact on Hydro-Quebec, the electricity supplier for a controversial $1 billion transmission line through western Maine.

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Opponents of a controversial transmission line are condemning a Central Maine Power political action committee for hiring a private investigator to monitor their efforts to scuttle the project via ballot initiative.

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Central Maine Power (CMP) is turning to an old hand in its efforts to prop up its sagging reputation. David Flanagan, the company's CEO in the 1990s, will take over again, as "executive chairman" of the company's board.

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A legislative committee is questioning the legality of a lease for state lands that Central Maine Power needs for its proposed transmission corridor through Western Maine. Lawmakers say the lease requires approval from two-thirds of the Legislature.

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Maine's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is opening an investigation into Central Maine Power’s (CMP) winter disconnection policies.

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The 2020 elections won't just be about the race for the White House, Congress or the Maine Legislature. The elections will also be about vaccinations for school children and, potentially, whether Central Maine Power should be able to build a $1 billion power line that helps Massachusetts meet its renewable energy goals. 

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