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Maine Voters to Decide Fate of Proposed 145-Mile Power Line

Nov. 1, 2021, 10:00 AM

Voters in Maine on Tuesday will decide the fate of a proposed transmission line that would carry 1,200 megawatts of power through a corridor connecting Quebec to Massachusetts, while New York state will vote on a so-called “green amendment.”

The ballot question on the Maine project, which is known as New England Clean Energy Connect, pits companies that advocate for low-cost, carbon-free power against opponents who say the line would disrupt communities and natural landscapes.

The question has become the most expensive ballot measure campaign in Maine history and is the second costliest election of any kind in the state, ...