Dear Governor Mills:
While I appreciate your clean energy agenda and understand the frustrations recent decisions by the PUC may have caused, I believe the current proposed legislation, LD 994, is not the answer. It will damage our democratic processes, de-fang the PUC indefinitely, and diminish other governmental bodies that may be treated similarly in the future.
For the sake our institutions' integrity, might you
appoint a new PUC Chair
task the Chair to work with MAV on an expedited timeline to get the information they need to make their determination
evaluate their proposal
To force a contract that has long-term impacts on the citizens of Maine (CMP rate payers, for example) without an analysis of the costs/benefits is fiscally irresponsible, regardless of the sought after outcomes.
If LD 994 reaches your desk, I sincerely ask that you veto it. There is too much at stake.