What Preserve Rural Maine is Doing

Preserve Rural Maine is working to secure legal representation for our members.

  • With legal representation our voices are joined together to build a case for a better project with less impact.
  • With legal representation we can collectively bargain for better compensation if the project proceeds across private property.
  • With legal representation we can know that every legal avenue is being pursued.

Preserve Rural Maine is keeping up to date with project developments.

  • Researching related legislation.
  • Communicating with LS Power representatives.
  • Reaching out to Maine Legislators to provide information.

Preserve Rural Maine is supporting every committee that has been formed in towns along the potential path.

  • Help coordinate information sharing between town committees.
  • Share factual information with town Select Boards.
  • Share committee contact information with impacted residents.

While Preserve Rural Maine supports renewable energy, we think new power generation and the transmission lines that connect power generation plants to the grid need to be done the right way.  The path of this new transmission line will carve a 100 mile long x 150 foot wide scar through forests, fields, habitats, and homesteads.  Ignoring the damage this will cause to the environment, property value, farms and other businesses, state tourism, and the economy in our small towns isn’t the best option.

Join Preserve Rural Maine as we champion the rights of the people and protect the environment in the face of threats from big corporations and energy giants. 
As a member, you become part of a growing movement committed to preserving a fair and sustainable world. 
Preserve Rural Maine empowers individuals to make a meaningful difference by amplifying their voices, advocating for environmental conservation, and ensuring that marginalized communities aren’t overlooked in the pursuit of profits. 
Membership not only offers a platform to voice concerns but also a sense of belonging, where you can actively contribute to safeguarding our planet and fighting for social justice.  Together, we can stand against the powerful interests that endanger our environment and the wellbeing of everyday people.

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What is Gateway Grid, and why should you care?

The Gateway Grid is a huge, multi-state, network of electric generation and transmission infrastructure that ISO-NE is planning to build, and that prioritizes developers’ profits over people and the planet.

Towns that may be impacted:

  • Windsor
  • Palermo
  • China
  • Freedom
  • Albion
  • Unity
  • Winslow
  • Benton
  • Clinton
  • Thorndike
  • Burnham
  • Pittsfield
  • Detroit
  • Troy
  • Dixmont
  • Plymouth
  • Carmel
  • Etna
  • Newport
  • Levant
  • Stetson
  • Corinth
  • Charleston
  • Hudson
  • Alton
  • Bradford
  • Orneville Township
  • Edinburg
  • Lagrange
  • Medford
  • Howland
  • Maxfield
  • Mattamiscontis Township
  • Chester
  • Woodville
  • Mattawamkeag
  • Molunkus Township
  • Macwahoc Plantation
  • Grant Township
  • Reed Plantation
  • Glenwood Plantation