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Corridor alternatives

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To the Editor;
Has Central Maine Power looked at other alternatives to an energy corridor that will stretch across Maine’s northwestern forest? CMP’s proposed route would break up pristine forest. CMP’s corridor was originally to cross over the Kennebec Gorge and also destroy a publicly protected brook trout habitat. CMP previously said alternative routes were impossible. But when it looked like the Land Use Planning Commission might reject the corridor because of concerns about the brook trout habitat, miraculously alternate routes became available.

I’m a Maine Guide and an intervener against the New England Clean Energy Connect corridor, and I have to ask: Why then would CMP be able to use alternatives they had previously told officials were impossible? What other alternatives exist?

Edwin Buzzell
Moxie Gore

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