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I’ve heard that the hydropower corridor can save families over $100 on their annual energy bills and make us less reliant on expensive oil and gas. It would deliver us power by using hydroelectricity, which is a much more efficient and reliable source of energy.
But opponents of the corridor are trying to stop its construction by adding a question to the November ballot. If this question is passed, I believe it will hurt our economy and raise energy bills for Maine’s families. The last thing we should be doing at a time like now is keeping energy costs high because special interests want to stop a project that could give us clean energy for cheap.
Question 1 restricts Maine’s opportunity to expand the infrastructure we need to lower energy costs. I hope all Mainers say no to Question 1 this November.