On the evening of November 19, the town of Rome held an informational session and special town meeting focused on the CMP corridor. The 60-minute discussion included a panel of speakers from both sides of the corridor debate – Avangrid VP of Business Development Thorn Dickinson; Nicholas Bennett of Natural Resources Council of Maine; and Say NO to NECEC Rome resident advocates, Monica and Steve McCarthy.
Following the informational session, Rome residents voted 27-2 (with one neutral) for the town to take a position of opposition on the deeply unpopular CMP corridor.
Rome joins towns of Greenville, Jackman, Moose River, Dennistown, and Eustis – a series of towns not located along the proposed corridor route who have taken an opposition stance on the corridor. Now, 25 towns have either rescinded support or oppose the corridor and Rome residents made it clear they have grave concerns about NECEC’s potential for massive destruction to Maine’s environment, wildlife habitat, wetlands, waterways, and that this project will not reduce global CO2 emissions.
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