Recent Research Summary

  • CMP used biased reports and paid thousands of dollars to have reports written to showcase CMP in favorable conditions.

    • To be blunt, but accurate.  CMP is lying to the citizens of Maine.​

  • CMP is exaggerating when they say that NECEC will contribute $564 Million to the Maine economy.

    • CMP is lying to the citizens of Maine.

  • CMP uses deceptive wording to say they will invest $15 Million for fiber optics For Host Communities

  • CMP implies Maine will receive $18 Million in property tax revenues to help lower local property taxes, but in the past, the promised lower taxes never materialized.

  • CMP created a non-profit called “Western Mountains and Rivers Corporation, to create the illusion that they had a “environmental” partner in CMP's project.

    • Iberdrola/Avangrid/CMP is lying to the citizens of Maine.

  • CMP says that solar and wind energy cannot connect to the HVDC powerline.

    • CMP just doesn't want other energy sources to connect to the HVDC.  It would mean less profit for CMP because integrating solar into the HVDC transmission lines would require technical upgrades to the grid.  CMP is going for a quick short-term profit, on the backs of the citizens of Maine. 

  • CMP inflates the tax benefits.

    • CMP is lying to the citizens of Maine.

 

  • Contradictory to CMP’s Claims:

    • Maine will NOT save $40 million in lower electricity costs, each year.

    • CMP via NECEC will NOT reduce pollution in Maine

    • Much, must less than 3,500 jobs for Western Maine will be created at peak construction

    

Fortunately, There Are Alternatives for Massachusetts To Get Clean Energy

Maintain Local Control - LD 1383

As it is right now, the towns along CMP's corridor will have no say 
when it comes to what CMP wants to do in the towns.

If CMP meets any opposition with any local permits, 
CMP will ask the Maine's Public Utilities Commission to override the town's local authority.  
For CMP, Maine's PUC will override your town's local authority.

Contact your legislators and tell them to support the bill (LD 1383) that would prohibit CMP from being able to override local control.

 

Contact Form Is At This Link:

 

https://nrcm.salsalabs.org/ld1383april2019/index.html

Maintain Local Control - LD 1383

As it is right now, the towns along CMP's corridor will have no say 
when it comes to what CMP wants to do in the towns.

If CMP meets any opposition with any local permits, 
CMP will ask the Maine's Public Utilities Commission to override the town's local authority.  
For CMP, Maine's PUC will override your town's local authority.

Contact your legislators and tell them to support the bill (LD 1383) that would prohibit CMP from being able to override local control.

 

Contact Form Is At This Link:

 

https://nrcm.salsalabs.org/ld1383april2019/index.html