Dear Treasured Member,
We need your help to call on state officials to revoke the permit for Central Maine Power's (CMP) corridor. CMP violated the Maine Constitution and state law by securing an illegal lease to our treasured public lands without the required two-thirds vote of the Legislature. CMP should not be given special privilege to break Maine law. It should be required to halt construction of this project immediately. The permit must be revoked.
CMP’s lease has now been terminated by a State Superior Court Judge. The company does not have full right, title, and interest to land that belongs to all Maine people along the proposed route.
On October 19th, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an online public hearing about whether they should revoke the permit. We hope you’ll attend the hearing to remind DEP that Maine’s public lands belong to all of us, and to demonstrate that Mainers overwhelming oppose the CMP corridor. Please urge DEP to revoke CMP’s permit.
What: DEP public hearing on CMP’s illegal lease on public lands
When: Tuesday, October 19 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Online via Zoom. Click here to join the meeting. The password is 85dBL8
IMPORTANT: If you want to testify at the hearing, you must sign up in advance by emailing Ruth Ann Burke at Ruth.A.Burke@maine.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 12. Additional information about the hearing can be found here (the link will download a PDF for you).
The CMP corridor would damage Maine’s environment with no new benefits for the climate. It’s a bad deal for Mainers. The transmission line would cut a permanent gash through Maine’s Western mountains, forever harming a globally significant region that supports a vibrant outdoor industry. Be sure to vote YES on Question 1 on the November 2021 ballot to stop the destructive CMP corridor.
I hope you will join me for this important hearing.
NRCM Staff Scientist