Aroostook energy line would reduce throughout Maine farms

The proposed route of the Aroostook Renewable Gateway energy line cuts diagonally by means of the center of Daniel MacPhee’s natural farm.

And like many landowners alongside the LS Energy route from southern Aroostook County to Coopers Mills, MacPhee is anxious about his farm’s future.

“I really feel like they determined that farms are the trail of least resistance. It’s open land already,” mentioned MacPhee, who owns Blackbird Rise, an natural and native seed farm in Palermo close to the top of the proposed transmission route.