November 23, 2021 (Augusta, ME) — This evening, Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Melanie Loyzim suspended the permit for CMP’s controversial corridor project. This is a major blow for the project and comes weeks after an overwhelming vote by Maine people to terminate the CMP corridor.
Below is a short statement from NRCM’s Advocacy Director Pete Didisheim:
“This is great news for Maine people and our environment. The Commissioner made the correct decision in suspending CMP’s permit. The facts before the DEP were clear and unassailable given that CMP’s illegal lease to cross public lands has been terminated and an overwhelming majority of Maine voters passed a new law banning the CMP corridor. This project was fatally flawed from the very beginning and it’s time for Massachusetts to choose an alternative option.”