DON'T REWARD CORRUPT CORPORATIONS AND POLITICIANS
WHAT IS THE CMP CORRIDOR?
Central Maine Power is owned by the Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, as a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc.
Iberdrola/AVANGRID/CMP is planning on building a power line through Maine from Quebec to provide power to Massachusetts.
CMP's powerline will include 53 miles of cutting through the unspoiled wilderness in northwestern Maine.
QUEBEC TO MASS
There Were Three Major Proposals For Hydro Quebec To Bring Power to Massachusetts
Through New Hampshire
The Vermont Proposal Was Expected To Win.
but.....Massachusetts Chose The Less-Costly NH Proposal
The NH Regulators Denied the Permits, Citing The Damage To the Environment and Tourism.
Massachusetts Chose CMP's Proposal to Build the Power Line Through Maine.
Central Maine Power Devised An Elaborate Scheme To Force The Corridor Project On The People Of Maine.
Before The Citizens Of Maine Were Fully Aware Of The Extent Of The Corridor Project, The Stage Was Set For the Maine Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) To Approve The Project, Influenced By Iberdrola/AVANGRID/CMP Marketing And False Advertising.
CMP Created An "Environmental" Non-Profit Corporation (the Western Mountain And Rivers Corporation) to Lobby For CMP's Corridor Project.
CMP Paid To Have Biased "Economic Studies" Published
The Economic Studies Were Used to Influence the Maine Public Utilities Commission to Approve the Iberdrola/CMP Corridor Project.
CMP Falsely Claims That Maine Will Save $40 million in lower electricity costs, each year.
CMP Falsely Claims That They Will Reduce CO2 In Maine to the Equivalent of Removing 57,000 cars from Maine Roads and Highways.
CMP Falsely Claims That The Iberdrola/CMP Project Will Contribute $564 Million To the Maine Economy.
CMP Falsely Claims That They Will Invest $15 Million for Fiber Optics For Host Communities
CMP Falsely Claimed That They Will Provide 3,500 Jobs in Western Maine at Peak Construction
CMP Falsely Claims that NECEC Will Protect Maine From Seasonal Energy Spikes
CMP Deceptively Claims That Maine Will Receive $18 Million In Property Tax Revenues, to Lower Property Taxes
Fortunately, There Are Easy Alternatives for Massachusetts To Get Clean Energy
CMP needed a way to provide an illusion
of harmony with the environment.
They found it by creating
the Western Mountains and Rivers Corporation.
The next step was to make sure that the directors of
the Western Mountains and Rivers would support the CMP Corridor,
and to pay them well so that they would help promote CMP's Corridor.
- WMRC was established as a non-profit.
- CMP filed its application for state permits.
- CMP gives WMRC $250,000.
The Western Mountains And Rivers Corporation is in Somerset County. The Somerset County Commissioners voted to support CMP's NECEC. One of the commissioners was a director of the Western Mountains and Rivers Corporation.
Heather Johnson was also a director of the Western Mountains And Rivers Corporation. Governor Mills supports CMP's corridor project. Governor Mills appointed Heather Johnson as Maine's Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Peter Mills, Governor Mill's brother, was also a director of the Western Mountains And Rivers Corporation.
CMP Paid To Have Economic Studies Written to Influence the Maine Public Utilities Commission To Approve the CMP Corridor Project
The reports describe CMP's view of the benefits of their corridor project, but they say nothing about the negative impacts to Maine's tourism economy, Maine's fish and wildlife habitat or the impact on future generations.
The reports also leave out that CMP has earned
the "Worst-In-Nation Customer Satisfaction Mark"
for three consecutive years and is an unreliable business partner.
Note that two of the documents say "Redacted", meaning CMP is hiding information that they don't want the citizens of Maine to see.
"NECEC Transmission Project:
Benefits to Maine Ratepayers"
Prepared For: Central Maine Power
Amount CMP Paid To Have This Written:
Amount paid: Undisclosed
Date Published: 27 September 20
The Principal Consultant for this document previously held management and power supply planning positions at Central Maine Power.
"The Economic and Employment Contributions Of The
New England Clean Energy Connect In Maine"
Prepared For: Central Maine Power
CMP Paid $35,000 to have this written.
Published in September 2017, at the same time that CMP filed its application for state permits to build the corridor.