March 27, 2020
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Jackman joins Maine towns opposing CMP transmission project

Courtesy of Central Maine Power
Courtesy of Central Maine Power
The lattice towers Central Maine Power said it is proposing for its New England Clean Energy Connect hydropower line from Canada to Lewiston. This image, looking northwest from Wilson Hill Road in West Forks Plantation toward the proposed transmission line, also contains a photosimulation of five years of vegetation growth that is 10 feet or less in height.

A town near the Canadian border and a group of sport hunters are raising questions about a plan to build a 145-mile transmission line through the state of Maine.

Central Maine Power is behind the $1 billion effort, which is called the New England Clean Energy Connect project. The project is winding its way through the state environmental approvals process.

[Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine rescinds support for CMP transmission project]

Residents of the town of Jackman in western Maine cast a vote during a Wednesday town meeting to oppose the proposal. The town joins a handful of others that oppose the project.

The transmission line has also lost the support of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. The group’s executive director, David Trahan, issued a letter saying “it is clear that an overwhelming percentage of our members are opposed” to it.


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