Environmental groups and gas generators both oppose the power line project, which would carry Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts. by Bill Opalka Energy News Network news story The proposed New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line is creating an unusual alliance of opponents in Maine that range from environmental groups to fossil fuel power generators. Groups… Continue Reading
In a concession to opponents, the power company says it would drill under the scenic canyon instead of stringing power lines overhead if it wins approval for the 145-mile transmission line project. by Peter McGuire, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story Central Maine Power wants to bury the portion of its planned electrical transmission… Continue Reading
CMP’s desperate gambit doesn’t change that Statement of Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine “In a desperate gambit to try to salvage its controversial power line proposal, Central Maine Power (CMP) today acknowledged that its proposed 145-mile transmission line across Maine would cause significant harm to the Kennebec Gorge. But this small… Continue Reading
NRCM, The Island Institute, and Midcoast Indivisible hosted a free film screening of “This Changes Everything” at The Strand Theater in Rockland at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14. Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, “This Changes Everything” is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge… Continue Reading
Author Ken Ilgunas Tuesday, October 9 Osgrove Auditorium in the Diamond Building at Colby College 4000 Mayflower Hill Road Waterville, ME 04901 Thank you to all who joined NRCM and the Colby College Environmental Studies Program for an evening with author Ken Ilgunas as he spoke about his book, Trespassing across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before… Continue Reading
Citing Maine’s ‘home rule authority’ to protect public health, the small city took on Big Oil, which lined up behind a company challenging its tar sands ban. By Sabrina Shankman Inside Climate News news story A federal judge has ruled that the coastal city of South Portland, Maine, did not violate the U.S. Constitution when… Continue Reading
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By Fred Bever Maine Public news story Listen to full news story. Central Maine Power’s proposal to bring a massive amount of electricity from Canada through western Maine to Massachusetts will lower electricity costs throughout the region, and ease winter-time price spikes as well; at least, that’s the pitch Massachusetts officials are making to regulators… Continue Reading