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    June 1, 2021

    Bill to replace CMP, Versant with consumer-owned power gains committee approval

    An amended bill to create a consumer-owned electricity distribution utility in Maine cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, June 1, when it was strongly endorsed by a legislative committee, setting it on a course for consideration by the full Legislature and, ultimately, Maine voters. By a 9-2 margin, with two lawmakers absent, the Energy, Utilities and Technology committee voted ought-to-pass on L.D. 1708. The bill would …

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    March 2, 2021

    Gauging opposition, Summit Natural Gas withdraws Midcoast pipeline plan

    Summit Natural Gas of Maine is withdrawing plans for a $90 million expansion of service into Maine’s Midcoast region, after facing opposition from environmental activists and a lack of community consensus. The company had announced the expansion project less than a month ago, but sent a letter March 2 to community leaders to announce its decision to halt those plans. While the prospect of natural gas coming to …

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