LEWISTON  — Maine Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, on Monday denounced Gov. Paul LePage’s efforts to derail a deal between the state of Maine and the Norwegian energy giant Statoil.

New details of the lengths that LePage’s administration went to unhinge a full-scale offshore wind energy pilot project off the coast emerged Monday in a report by the Associated Press.

“What we have seen once again is how far this governor is willing to go to stop you dead in your tracks if he is against you,” Alfond said. “And it doesn’t matter if you are an individual or a company that wants to invest millions of dollars. He basically threw a wrench into the plans and business decisions of Statoil and today’s report makes you ask, ‘What else or what more will his administration be willing to do to upend this investment in Maine?'”

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