New England Clean Energy Connect and CMP for years have used deceptive practices to support their corridor project.

CMP received unknowing approvals from some town leaders along the corridor in the promise of lower taxes. A few outfitters in The Forks region supported CMP by the promise of money and coveted land along the Kennebec River. CMP entered a secret agreement with Gov. LePage and later Gov. Mills and the Bureau of Parks and Lands to illegally cross public land. CMP expanded the corridor from 54-feet wide to over 100-feet wide. Most all this happened before the corridor was even announced to the public.

When publicly announced, Maine opposition sprang up overnight. Most towns overwhelming voted to reject. All the required state permit public meetings were overwhelmingly outspoken in opposition. Thousands of Mainers from all over Maine joined opposition groups to fight the CMP Corridor that would benefit CMP, Hydro-Quebec, Spain and Massachusetts. These Mainers do not even live near or on the corridor. Is it any wonder that a retroactive law may be required to stop this horrible project?

Legislators, both Republican and Democrat both have become involved in the opposing this project that will bring very little benefits to Maine. Those that support are remarkably silent.

Please vote yes in November to reject the CMP Corridor. Call me a NIMBY if you will, but in this case it means “Not in Maine’s Back Yard”.

Ed Buzzell
Pittsfield

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