November 7, 2023
For immediate release
Contact: Willy Ritch 207-841-8400|[email protected]
Willy Ritch, executive director of the Maine Affordable Energy Coalition, released the following statement:
“Maine voters did their homework, they did their research and, by an overwhelming majority, rejected Pine Tree Power. They rejected billions of dollars in debt and they rejected the risk and uncertainty that came with it. It was a hard-fought campaign but now it’s over and it’s time for all of us to come together as Mainers to take on the challenges our state faces.”
The Maine Affordable Energy Coalition was formed in 2021 to oppose the Pine Tree Power proposal. Nearly 16,000 individual Mainers and 137 labor unions, organizations, businesses and associations have joined the Coalition.