CMP’s “New England Clean Energy Connect” Transmission Line Proposal - February 21, 2018
Maine and New England need to increase the use of renewable power to further reduce fossil fuel burning and meet our critically important greenhouse gas reduction goals. However, there are many ways to achieve that objective. First and foremost, we should look to new renewable energy sources like wind (on and offshore) and solar, which are less likely to cause large-scale environmental impacts than large hydroelectric dams.
NRCM is very concerned about statements from the LePage Administration about the NECEC, promising to “push it right through” the permitting process. Maine people deserve a fair, science-based review, not a rush to judgment that benefits two foreign-owned companies.
It's pretty rich that NRCM, who helped created the Baldacci Administration's "push wind right through" Expediited Wind Law is now concerned about a rush to judgment that benefits foreign-owned companies.