The Proposed East-West Highway: Boon or Boondoggle?..and what it means for Midcoast Maine

The Proposed East-West Highway: Boon or Boondoggle?..and what it means for Midcoast Maine
Wed. July 18, 6pm
Belfast Free Library, 106 High St, downtown Belfast
Free, donations welcome.

Chris Buchanan, Hillary Lister, and Read & Heidi Brugger will provide background on the East-West Corridor project, share updates, and discuss how to involve citizens of the Midcoast.

Concerns raised include harmful effects on the environment, disruption of the rural lifestyle of north central Maine, the transportation of hazardous chemicals on the road or by pipeline, the loss of valuable farmland (possibly through eminent domain), and the fact that benefits will go primarily to Canada and project developers, not to the people of Maine.

Details on these and other concerns will be presented, along with a powerpoint presentation about the proposal, followed by discussion. More info online at:  defendingwater.net/maine

Sponsored by the Peace & Justice Group of Waldo County.  For more information: Heidi and Read Brugger atrhbrugger@fairpoint.net,  (207) 382-6477.

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