There is a referendum proposal under consideration to ban foreign government spending in Maine referendums.

OK, let’s get this straight. This means that, two years ago, it was perfectly fine for Texas and Florida companies operating gas-fired power plants in Massachusetts to spend $20 million in Maine to defeat a renewable energy project that would have closed their plants down, but it was not fine for a Quebec-owned power company to spend $10 million to support replacing those gas-fired plants with renewable and clean water power?

Or in the future, it will be OK for domestic oil companies to spend money to oppose solar power projects, and illegal for Swedish-owned entities to spend money in favor of solar power?

This is not what I want.


Frank O’Hara 


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