I thank Chelsea Washburn for her letter to the editor (“Legislators should back Mainers on power corridor,” July 1), which beautifully captures the meaning of “Maine: The Way Life Should Be.”

The CMP corridor has nonpartisan opposition — Democrats, Republicans, and unaffiliated people are all part of the majority of Maine citizens who oppose it. I don’t believe the current Avangrid public relations effort will ultimately change that.

It’s distressing to see elected officials supporting foreign-owned entities over their own constituents. And it’s unfair to ask citizens from all over Maine to give up our state treasure to solve the tax and budget problems of one town or city, be it Lewiston or anywhere else.

Maine has the largest contiguous block of undeveloped forestland east of the Mississippi — a wonderful environmental treasure. Let’s not give that up forever to become, as the slogan goes, an extension cord for Massachusetts.

Renee Cote, Auburn

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