Bloomberg Law
Nov. 3, 2021, 12:35 PMUpdated: Nov. 3, 2021, 2:43 PM

Avangrid-Backed $1 Billion Power Line Banned by Maine Voters (2)

Tripp Baltz
Tripp Baltz
Staff Correspondent

Avangrid Inc. suffered a blow to its plans to complete a $1 billion, 145-mile energy corridor to transmit emissions-free hydropower from Quebec to New England, as Maine voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday mandating a halt to the 1,200-megawatt project.

Question 1, a citizen’s initiative halting Central Maine Power’s New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project, won 59.1% to 40.9%.

The ballot measure was supported by the corridor’s critics, who said it said would harm the environment by cutting through forests in Western Maine. It was opposed by the corridor’s champions, who touted the project as advancing emissions-free energy ...

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