Mainers are independent and resilient. We like to take care of ourselves; we don’t want to rely on government to do things for us. I guess that’s why Central Maine Power’s ads call the Pine Tree Power plan “a government takeover.” CMP is trying to push our “anti-government” button in order to stay in power itself.

Pine Tree Power will be run by a 13-member board made up of seven elected members and six expert advisers. All current workers will be retained; only the top Versant and CMP managers will be replaced – the very people whose decisions have resulted in CMP being named the worst power company in the nation.

The citizen group pushing for Pine Tree Power is called Our Power. That “our” refers to the public, not the government. Shame on CMP for claiming otherwise.

Don Wessels

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