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Opponents of $1B power line deliver petitions for referendum

Jan. 21, 2021 2:59 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a $1 billion electric transmission corridor that would travel through a lengthy stretch of wilderness submitted 100,000 signatures on Thursday for a referendum drive to defeat it. It’s a second try at a referendum blocking the project after opponents' first...

Court puts halt on construction of $1B Maine power corridor

Jan. 15, 2021 6:14 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted construction of a $1 billion power transmission line corridor through Maine to give conservation groups time to make their case against the project. The 145-mile (230-kilometer) transmission line has been touted by Central Maine Power and its...

Equipment staged for construction of power transmission line

Jan. 12, 2021 9:44 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An excavation company is starting to plow access roads and stage equipment for construction of an electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid. Much of the 145-mile (233-kilometer) New England Clean Energy Connect calls for widening...

1st Circuit asked to stop hydropower corridor construction

Dec. 31, 2020 8:54 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of a 145-mile electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid are asking a federal appeals court to delay construction set to begin in January. Denied a preliminary injunction by a federal judge last week in Maine, three conservation...

Judge declines to stop $1B power line in western Maine

Dec. 17, 2020 9:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge declined to intervene to stop construction of a 145-mile (230-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to the New England grid. Three conservation groups sought the preliminary injunction to allow them time to argue for a more...