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November 2021 Elections: Information about Question 1

Question 1 is a Citizen’s Initiative that will appear in the November 2021 Maine Referendum Election. This question aims to halt the construction of the “CMP Corridor”, as well as provide additional legislative oversight for future high-impact transmission lines, including lines that cross public …

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Maine Audubon Statement on NECEC Project, July 2020

Since 2018, Maine Audubon has engaged with Central Maine Power's (CMP) New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project, sharing our concerns with CMP and its parent company, Avangrid, and providing recommendations for avoiding, minimizing, and compensating for the project's impacts on wildlife and …

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Maine Audubon Comments on DEP Draft Order for NECEC project

In early March, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a draft order approving Central Maine Power's (CMP) New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project with conditions, requiring CMP to agree to significant, additional actions to minimize and compensate for the project's …

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Initial reaction to DEP draft approval for NECEC project

On March 13, 2020, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a draft order approving Central Maine Power's (CMP) New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project with conditions. Maine Audubon staff previously provided extensive public comment to the DEP, focusing on the proposed …

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Public hearing on NECEC provides opportunity to share concerns

This week, the public will have another opportunity to learn about and comment on Central Maine Power's New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) project, a proposed 145-mile transmission line that would carry hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts. On December 5, the U.S. Army Corps of …

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