The climate crisis is wreaking havoc on Maine’s marine ecosystems and its fishing industry. Yet in 2023, lobbyists for one of the country’s largest operators of gas-fired power plants, NextEra Resources, also represented two groups fighting to protect Maine’s waters from the crisis–the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Protect Maine’s Fishing Heritage.

Pipeline company Enbridge operates the largest system of fossil-fuel-carrying pipelines in the U.S. In Maine, Enbridge has lobbied to export tar sands oil from Canada–which has been called the “some of the dirtiest oil in the world”–through the port of Portland by reversing the flow of its Portland-Montreal pipeline. In 2022, Enbridge’s lobbyists in Maine also represented Amazon, Walmart, and Bank of America.

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Mitchell, Ann

Report Date: 03/04/2024
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