Pine Tree Power supporters are going around saying our electric bills will be much cheaper if we vote for their $10 billion-plus experiment to put politicians in charge of our electricity. That’s quite a campaign promise. How do you take on billions in debt and then promise lower rates?

Also, Pine Tree Power won’t be able to do anything about the cost of electricity supply. It’s based on natural gas prices controlled by fossil fuel companies only too happy to gouge us. They negotiate with the Maine Public Utilities Commission, not the electric utilities.

I suppose it’s not surprising Pine Tree Power’s rhetoric is purposely misleading. Politicians do that whenever they want to sell us an overly optimistic piece of propaganda.

Larry Davis


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