TO PRESERVE THE COMMUNITIES, CULTURES, AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTEGRITY OF RURAL MAINE
LS POWER LINE / AROOSTOOK RENEWABLE GATEWAY
LS Power, a New York based development firm, has proposed running an aerial 345kV electricity transmission line 140 - 160 miles from Aroostook County to Windsor. The transmission line corridor would be 150' wide and carve a path through working farms and timberland, as well as some of the poorest towns and counties in Maine. And it would form just one part of a massive "Gateway Grid" that ISO-NE is planning, much of which would impact socio-economically challenged parts of our state. We are committed to sustainable energy, and to speaking up for those who lack the resources to speak for themselves.
Learn more about what we're doing to protect farms, forests, and homes.
Who We Are
We started as a group of Maine residents who banded together to protect our land from forcible redevelopment and the threat of eminent domain. As we learned more about LS Power’s project, we uncovered additional legislation and future projects that would irreversibly impact Maine’s forests, farms, and waterways, as well as the lives and livelihoods of its inhabitants.
We give a voice to those who lack the means or opportunity to speak for themselves. We amplify their concerns. Rural Maine is important, not only for its resources and beauty, but for the simple fact that it exists in this over reaching modern world. Rural Maine deserves protection, respect, and care.
Why We Care
Rural Maine, with its rugged landscapes and tight-knit communities, occupies a unique place in America. But the significance of preserving rural Maine extends far beyond its state borders. From its coastlines to its interior woodlands and farms, Maine provides goods like timber, fisheries, and clean water that contribute to the nation’s economic vitality. Agriculture, a bedrock of rural life, helps sustain the nation by providing food security.
Rural Maine preserves traditions and a way of life deeply rooted in history, enriching our national tapestry. As urbanization surges, Maine’s rural areas offer a sanctuary for mental well-being and environmental sustainability. By safeguarding rural Maine, we uphold the idea that living deliberately, and in ways that respect nature, holds immense value for all.
Did you know?
Maine is home to 7,600 farms covering over 1,300,000 acres. Maine is the number 2 state in the U.S. for organic farms with 37 organic farms per 100,000 people.
89% of Maine is covered by forest, nearly the same area that was estimated when forest inventories first began in 1959.