Maine governor: Don't be fooled by summer

MAINE - Mainers are enjoying warm summer temperatures now, but Gov. John Baldacci says that's no reason to ignore high energy prices of winter.

In his weekly radio address, the governor says Maine families use 90 percent of their energy budgets to heat their homes and operate vehicles. Baldacci says Mainers are fed up with high oil prices — and that's why the state's taken steps to encourage conservation and develop renewable energy sources, such as wind power.

In the Republican response, Senate Minority leader Kevin Raye of Perry has a similar energy message.

Raye says corridors that would transport energy produced in New Brunswick through Maine to lucrative southern New England markets need to be scrutinized so their benefit to Maine people can be maximized.


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