Tucker Carlson and grassroots take on Janet Mills and Paul LePage in corridor fight

 Tucker Carlson and grassroots take on Janet Mills and Paul LePage in corridor fight

Few visited a remote stretch of woods in western Maine before construction on Central Maine Power’s $1 billion hydropower corridor began there. Then in January it got a visit from a video crew working for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

Months later, producers flew Tom Saviello, a leader of the group No CMP Corridor, to Los Angeles for a short sit-down with Carlson, the conservative provocateur who also has a home in Bryant Pond, where he films his show occasionally. The result was an April web segment where the Fox News personality hit the project as a “corrupt green energy scam.” (CMP allies pushed back, noting factual errors and saying corridor supporters were not interviewed.)

Saviello returned to the show in early June to discuss the project. In an interview, he said the anti-corridor movement would take whatever help it can get. But he acknowledged the segment had been met with mixed reactions among people with…

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