Maine Social Justice - CMP Corridor Citizen Info Meeting
On October 3, citizens from Jackman to Benton attended a meeting with Central Maine Power and the Somerset County Commissioners to discuss the billion dollar power line Central Maine Power plans to run from Canada to Lewiston. The purpose being that CMP can sell power from Quebec to Massachusetts. A county meeting room was filled to overflow with dozens of Mainers opposed to the line. The meeting opened with a presentation by Central Maine Power. The meeting then turned to comments from local Mainers. Every single speaker was opposed to the idea. Many knowledgeable citizens cited reasons why the line should not be built. Many even challenged the “fact” presented by CMP.