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Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...

DEP commissioner suspends permit for $1B transmission line

Nov. 23, 2021 21:31 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's environmental commissioner suspended a permit Tuesday for a $1 billion electricity transmission line, delivering another blow to the project aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to New England. Commissioner Melanie Loyzim's decision comes...

Maine lawmakers ask Baker to halt transmission line project

Nov. 23, 2021 21:17 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bipartisan group of Maine lawmakers on Tuesday asked Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to do everything in his power to terminate a $1 billion hydropower transmission project in Maine that will benefit Massachusetts. The lawmakers said proceeding...

DEP hears testimony on permit suspension of power corridor

Nov. 22, 2021 10:14 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Monday launched a final public hearing before the commissioner decides whether to withdraw a permit for a $1 billion electricity transmission project. Opponents of the project urged Commissioner...

Construction temporarily halted on $1B transmission line

Nov. 19, 2021 18:51 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The developer of a $1 billion electric transmission line is suspending construction at the request of Maine’s governor after she certified election results Friday in which residents firmly opposed the project. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills had...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 15, 2021. Editorial: The Dean The dean of the U.S. Senate has announced it is time to step aside and not seek a ninth term. Since 1975, Patrick Leahy has been serving Vermonters. ...

Infrastructure bill unleashes funding to address risky dams

Nov. 16, 2021 15:09 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — States will soon be flooded with federal money to address a pent-up need to repair, improve or remove thousands of aging dams across the U.S., including some that could inundate towns or neighborhoods if they fail. The roughly $3 billion for...

Loss of glaciers will hurt tourism, power supplies and more

Nov. 10, 2021 02:16 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists and beacons of beliefs for indigenous groups. With many...

DEP leader to take vote into account in permit decision

Nov. 05, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's environmental commissioner said Friday she'll take the referendum vote into account when deciding whether to suspend a permit for a $1 billion electric transmission line in western Maine. Commissioner Melanie Loyzim will close comments at...

Power line vote challenged in court; no halt to construction

Nov. 03, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine residents overwhelmingly voted to halt a $1 billion electric line that is already under construction, but that doesn’t spell the end of the polarizing project in the state's western woods. Workers reported for duty constructing the power...