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  • NECEC Transmission LLC et al. v. Bureau of Parks and Lands, et al.

    • Law Court docket number BCD-21-416
    • Captioned NECEC Transmission LLC et al. v. Bureau of Parks and Lands in the Buiness and Consumer Docket
    • Business and Consumer Docket docket number CIV-2021-58
    • On December 16, 2021, the Business and Consumer Docket entered an order denying the request of Avangrid Networks, Inc., and NECEC Transmission LLC for a preliminary injunction "to permanently block retroactive application of the recently enacted ballot initiative which imposes a geographic ban on the construction of High Impact Transmission Lines in Maine and imposes new requirements on parties seeking to leave Public Lands." On December 28, 2021, the court granted Avangrid and NECEC's motion to report the matter to the Law Court pursuant to M.R. App. P. 24(c).

  • Coalition for Healthcare Workers Against Medical Mandates, et al. v. Jeanne M. Lambrew and Nirav D. Shah (CV-21-158)

  • Russell Black et al. v. Bureau of Parks and Lands et al.
    • Captioned Russell Black et al. v. Andy Cutko et al. in the Business and Consumer Docket
    • On August 10, 2021, the Business and Consumer Docket, Murphy, J., issued a decision and order reversing the decision of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to lease certain land to Central Maine Power Company for the New England Clean Energy Connect electric transmission line, and ordering other relief. On August 13, 2021, Central Maine Power, NECEC Transmission, LLC, and the Bureau appealed to the Law Court from that order.

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