From The Sacramento Bee: AUGUSTA, Maine — Before its public push to have Maine reconsider wind energy proposals, Gov. Paul LePage’s administration worked behind the scenes to explicitly derail Norwegian company Statoil’s multimillion-dollar agreement with the state for an offshore wind project, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The first public word that the administration was trying to reopen bids for the wind energy project came in June. Yet before that, officials went a step further and sought to void Norwegian company’s agreement in order to “stop the Statoil project,” the governor’s top energy official, Patrick Woodcock, wrote in a May email.
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