NRCM news release
December 16, 2021 (Augusta, ME) — Today, Judge Michael Duddy of the Maine Business & Consumer Court denied the motion by Avangrid and Central Maine Power (CMP) for a preliminary injunction to delay implementation of the new law passed overwhelmingly by Maine voters to terminate the CMP corridor. In his ruling the judge stated that Avangrid and CMP failed to meet any of the four criteria for a preliminary injunction.
Below is a statement from NRCM Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim:
“This is a big win for Maine people who voted overwhelmingly to terminate the CMP corridor. We appreciate the quick decision by the judge to reject CMP’s effort to subvert the will of Maine voters and look forward to the referendum becoming law on Sunday. The CMP corridor was a bad deal for Maine that was flawed from the very beginning. Now is the time for Maine and the region to move forward, embracing well-developed clean-energy projects, using the lessons learned from what has gone so wrong for CMP.”