National Affairs: Maine Votes

For 20 years the state of Maine has had a law forbidding the export beyond the state boundaries of hydro-electric power. Moreover, Maine is the seventh largest producer of hydro-electric power in the U. S., third largest potential producer east of the Mississippi. Last week Maine voters were offered a referendum on a new law permitting the export, under supervision of the Public Utilities Commission, of power generated in excess of local consumption.

On one side stood the Insull-controlled New England Public Service Co., parent company of...

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