Energy Justice

 

As a climate justice organization, 350 Maine advocates for energy justice and a just transition. Part of this work includes opposing the CMP Corridor (also know as New England Clean Energy Connect) and advocating for a Consumer-Owned Utility in Maine by working in coalition with Our Power Maine. Learn more below! 

 

CMP Corridor Opposition 

Did you know that part of Massachusetts’ renewable energy contracts include electricity generated from Canadian hydropower? This energy, sourced from megadams that violate Indigenous rights, destroy ecosystems, and release greenhouse gases, would be brought from Quebec through a transmission corridor running through Maine, that would cut through hundreds of miles of carbon-capturing forests and the ancestral territories of Indigenous communities. This project, commonly known as the CMP corridor or New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC), is not a climate justice solution and hydropower is not the clean energy that it has been marketed as. 350 Maine opposes this project to stand in solidarity with hydro-impacted communities in Canada and the Penobscot Nation, who also openly opposes this project. Check out these resources to learn more and email [email protected] to get involved with CMP Corridor Opposition Working Group! 

 

Stop New England’s Greenwashing of Mega Dam Hydropower - September 2021 

Webinar organized by Maine Youth for Climate Justice, the North American Megadam Resistance Alliance, Sierra Club Maine, and 350 Maine, featuring Melissa Ferretti, a member of the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe and its elected Chairwoman and President, and Lokotah Sanborn, a Penobscot artist and advocate dedicated to Indigenous liberation and empowerment, as speakers. It also includes calls to action, such as writing and submitting a Letter to the Editor about the Corridor using this guide for support! Recording of this event is here.

 

Why Hydro-Electricity is a False Solution to the Climate Crisis - May 2021 

Webinar by the North American Megadam Resistance Alliance where activists and experts expose the myth that megadam hydropower is "renewable and green." Recording of this event is here.