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

[On April 27, 2022, this matter's name was updated to the caption listed above. The appeal was previously captioned as Avangrid Networks, Inc., et al. v. Bureau of Parks and Lands et al.]

The Maine Judicial Branch has set up this web page to post information on this matter, NECEC Transmission LLC et al. v. Bureau of Parks and Lands et al., Business and Consumer Docket (BCD) docket number BCDWB-CV-2021-58, Law Court docket number BCD-21-416.

On December 16, 2021, the BCD (Duddy, J.) issued an order denying the motion of Avangrid Networks, Inc., and NECEC Transmission LLC for a preliminarty injunction staying the effect of a recently enacted ballot initiative that imposes a geographic ban on the construction of high-impact transmission lines in Maine and imposes new requirements on parties seeking to lease Maine public lands. On December 28, 2021, the BCD granted Avangrid and NECEC's motion to report the ruling to the Law Court pursuant to Rule 24(c) of the Maine Rules of Appellate Procedure.

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Oral Argument was held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The arguments in this case and in Russell Black et al. v. Bureau of Parks and Lands et al. are temporarily available in an unedited video on the Court's YouTube channel. Final edited versions of the videos will be posted here soon.


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