Second pre-hearing set for New England Clean Energy Connect project

Dec 20, 2018

Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the Land Use Planning Commission will hold a second pre-hearing conference Thursday, Jan. 17, on Central Maine Power Co.'s $950 million New England Clean Energy Connect project.....................

The pre-hearing conference on the project will be held in DEP's Response Training Room at 7 Chimney Lane, Augusta, at 1 p.m. This pre-hearing conference is open to the public for observation only; members of the public may not address the DEP or the commission at the conference.

A public hearing, not yet scheduled, will provide an opportunity for public comment. Notice of the public hearing, once scheduled, will be provided in accordance with applicable rules and statutes.

For more information, contact Jim Beyer at NECEC.DEP@maine.gov or 207-446-9026

Read the full article at:

https://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/second-pre-hearing-conference-set-f...

More Information on the project:

New England Clean Energy Connect

Central Maine Power Transmission Line Construction

Site Location of Development, Natural Resources Protection Act and Water Quality Certification Applications

https://www.maine.gov/dep/land/projects/necec/index.html

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

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"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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