Gov. Mills disappoints with veto of two bills that would protect locals from the CMP corridor

For Immediate Release

Contacts:

Carissa Maurin, Director, Environment Maine, cmaurin@environmentmaine.org,  
(516) 376-5023

 

AUGUSTA, Maine -- Today, Governor Mills vetoed LD 1383 and LD 1363, which would have protected local communities from the controversial CMP corridor project. These bills will only be enacted if  two-thirds of the House and Senate vote to override the governor’s veto.

Environment Maine’s director Carissa Maurin issued the following statement:

“We are disappointed in Gov. Mills decision to veto these two bills. The people of Maine have said time and time again that they do not support the CMP corridor.”

“The CMP corridor will cut through the North Woods, permanently fragmenting the forest, which is  home to the largest moose population in the lower 48. The corridor will harm the animals and affect the quality of life for the people in its path. These bills would have challenged CMP’s claim to the eminent domain rule and required CMP to provide tangible benefits to communities affected.”

“We hope the Maine House and Senate will vote tomorrow to enact these bills despite Gov. Mills veto, for the sake of the North Woods and communities affected by the corridor.”