by Ed Pentaleri, Special to the BDN
Bangor Daily News op-ed
The Legislature should listen to the voices of the public by passing LD 640 and requiring the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to pursue an independent third-party study of the greenhouse gas impacts of Central Maine Power Co.’s New England Clean Energy Connect proposal.
During the time I served as a selectman for Alna, CMP’s spokesman for its proposed NECEC project, John Carroll, met with the Select Board twice to request our support. At his first visit in October, we shared two principal concerns about the project.
First, the financial considerations that CMP offered to Maine were negligible compared with those that Eversource offered New Hampshire for a similar project, Northern Pass…