RadioActive 3/7/19

CMP Transmission Line’s Claims to Impact Climate and New Report on Trump Climate Rollbacks

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Today we look at a new report by the NYU School of Law’s State Energy and Environmental Impact Center that outlines the potential cumulative impacts of the Trump Administration’s proposed climate policy rollbacks.
And we look at Central Maine Power’s proposed transmission line through Maine, its potential impacts and claims that it will beneficially address climate change.
We look at the impacts the CMP line would have on 263 wetlands, 115 streams and 12 inland waterfowl and wading bird habitat area, brook trout and other wildlife habitat, through cutting and herbicide application. We also examine the greenwash claims that the project would positively impact climate change and how Hydro Quebec’s power would block Maine generated renewable power from grid access, including solar.

Neela Baerjee, Inside Climate News, Washington DC reporter
Nick Bennett, Natural Resources Council of Maine, staff scientist

CMP Transmission Line Proposal: A Bad Deal for Maine