For dramatic effect, the opponents of the NECEC have been publishing scary stock photos of massive power lines from the midwest and elsewhere. As a result, most of the vocal-local opposition has been focused on scenic impact to Maine's wilderness. Here are some of their published photos, some provided to media outlets.
Bangor Daily News Photo
Hold on a minute. This link shows that the proposed poles are only 100 feet tall, they are mono-poles, and almost all 800 of them are in existing corridors that already have transmission poles/lines. See here:
Those vocal opponents never want to discuss that an equivalent amount of delivered-electricity using wind energy would require 20 Bingham wind projects (1000 turbines 480 feet tall) or 100 Mars Hill wind projects (2800 turbines 389 feet tall) PLUS GOBS OF TRANSMISSION.