In this April 26, 2021 file photo, workers for Northern Clearing pound stakes to mark land on an existing Central Maine Power power line corridor that has been recently widened to make way for new utility poles, near Bingham, Maine. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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This letter is aimed at those in the state of Maine who are seriously concerned about our environment, especially our air quality. As a retired civil engineer and a registered Maine Guide this issue concerns me. 

The proposed Central Maine Power transmission line will bring electric power generated by hydro facilities already constructed and producing to the New England power grid. This power will offset the need for electric power produced by fossil fueled facilities in Maine and in the states to our south and west. This should be a huge win for our air quality and our efforts to reduce the use of fossil fuels. 

Please consider our environment and vote no on Question 1.

Stephen Cole

Hermon

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