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Breaking: Maine legislature passes bill to purchase Central Maine Power and create publicly owned electric utility

Maine residents rallied at the capitol in Augusta June 30 to urge lawmakers to pass L.D. 1708. The bill passed both houses of the legislature, and now goes to Gov. Janet Mills’ desk. The legislation replaces Central Maine Power with … Continue reading

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Maine: Judge to hear Smart Meter disability discrimination case; denies CMP motion to dismiss

Press Release Press Contact: William Most (504) 509-5023 / williammost(at)gmail.com Portland, ME, April 1, 2021 –On July 7, 2020 Bowdoinham resident Ed Friedman filed a disability/discrimination lawsuit against Central Maine Power (CMP) in Portland’s U.S. District Court. The suit, brought … Continue reading

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Maine PUC rescinds analog meter opt-out for CMP customers

15 June 2021Hallowell, Maine MPUC Commissioners Continue in Callous Disregard for Ratepayers This morning during Maine PUC deliberations beginning at 10 am, in less than 8 minutes the three commissioners rescinded a hard-fought electromechanical opt out from smart meters in … Continue reading

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Maine legislation would replace Central Maine Power, Emera Maine with ‘consumer-owned utility’

From the Portland Press Herald January 28, 2019 By Kevin Miller The bill, which will be considered by the Legislature, would use low-interest revenue bonds to buy the transmission and distribution assets of Maine’s two largest for-profit utilities. AUGUSTA — … Continue reading

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Central Maine Power has a backlog of thousands of faulty bills, facing utility commission investigation and class-action lawsuit

From Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel February 9, 2019 By Tex Turkel, Portland Press Herald As the electric utility generates hundreds of flawed bills daily, customers ask: ‘What the heck is wrong with this company?’ More than a year after … Continue reading

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Maine: Sky-high utility bills but utility company denies any Smart Meter problems

From WGME CBS 13, On Your Side CMP customers sticker-shocked by latest bill Jan. 25, 2018 By Marissa Bodnar Some Central Maine Power customers are outraged over their latest bills and struggling to understand why, in some cases, they’ve doubled. … Continue reading

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Maine: Bill eliminating opt-out fees gets state hearing February 14

Maine Legislature February 14, 2017 Hearing:  Energy, Utilities, & Technology Committee 1 PM EST Hearing on SP 75 / LD 229 (introduced by Maine Senator Dave Miramant) Audio Broadcast Page: http://legislature.maine.gov/committee/#Audio/211 SP 75/LD 229 An Act To Prohibit an Electric Utility … Continue reading

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Maine: CMP customers who refuse to pay opt-out fees get disconnect notices

In Maine, people have been fighting Smart Meters at the public utility commission and in the courts. In addition, some customers of Central Maine Power have refused to pay Smart Meter opt-out fees ordered by the PUC. They have clearly … Continue reading

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Maine Supreme Court will hear Smart Meter health and safety appeal

Press Release From Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters P.O. Box 43 Richmond, ME 04357 USA http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org October 30, 2015   For Immediate Release  Smart Meter Appeal Oral Arguments To Be Heard By Law Court November 3rd Oral arguments in … Continue reading

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