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Plan for Power Line Across Kennebec Gorge Remains Controversial

A green electricity proposal finds fierce critics among Maine's wilderness lovers.

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Is access to clean Canadian power worth adding a power line across Kennebec Gorge–and rerouting part of the Appalachian Trail? That’s the question Maine residents continue to grapple with as the state considers tapping into hydropower across the border. Some residents object to how it would bring signs of civilization to the wilderness, while others support the plan because the deal would bring in $22 million for developing hiking trails, building a visitor center, and more.