A town near the Canadian border and a group of sport hunters are raising questions about a plan to build a 145-mile transmission line through the state of Maine.
Central Maine Power is behind the $1 billion effort, which is called the New England Clean Energy Connect project. The project is winding its way through the state environmental approvals process.
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Residents of the town of Jackman in western Maine cast a vote during a Wednesday town meeting to oppose the proposal. The town joins a handful of others that oppose the project.
The transmission line has also lost the support of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. The group’s executive director, David Trahan, issued a letter saying “it is clear that an overwhelming percentage of our members are opposed” to it.