Maine Lawmakers Pass Major Energy Corridors Bill

Law360, New York (April 13, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Maine lawmakers have passed a landmark piece of legislation to allow for the development of energy corridors across the state and create a framework of statutory terms and conditions for designating such projects.

Both houses of the state Legislature passed the bill, L.D. 1786, on Monday.

Under the legislation, state authorities can't grant approval for any energy transmission project, unless the project enhances opportunities for energy generation within the state and “significantly and measurably” reduces electric rates or other energy costs to Maine consumers, said state...
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