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Maine Transmission Line Harm ‘Not Imagined,’ First Circuit Told

Feb. 3, 2021, 5:17 PM

Environmental groups say a Maine federal court ignored the harm to its members’ recreational and professional interests when it allowed construction on a power transmission line project to continue, according to a brief filed in the First Circuit.

The harms aren’t “imagined, speculative, or remote” and “there is no dispute the cleared corridor and related infrastructure are permanent,” according to the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Council of Maine, and Appalachian Mountain Club.

The groups seek to reverse an order allowing Central Maine Power to start work on a 53.1-mile long transmission line corridor that will pass through the Western Maine...

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