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TransCanada pitches west-east pipeline

Proposed project would bring crude to refineries in Quebec, Saint John

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CBC News | Apr 2, 2013 9:28 AM ET

TransCanada Corp. is seeking firm financial commitments from companies seeking to ship crude oil from Western Canada to refineries in Eastern Canada.

The Calgary-based company announced on Tuesday morning a […]

Friends of Sebago Lake Comments of EGGI and Normandeau Studies on Fryeburg

Friends of Sebago Lake provides comments on two Fryeburg water studies which study the altered hydrologic flow impacts on Wards Brook Aquifer and Lovewell Pond caused by ground and spring water extraction by local uses and Poland Spring, a subsidiary of the Nestle Corporation.

Written by Roger Wheeler.

Link to comments: http://friendsofsebago.blogspot.com/2008/05/eggi-and-noramndeau-study-fosl-comments.html

Waterville (ME) Opera House packed for World Premiere of “Tapped”

Over 250 people packed the Waterville (ME) Opera House for the World Premiere of “Tapped” on Sunday, July 12. Stephanie Soechtig’s debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottle water.

Grassroots organizations from Fryeburg, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells, Shapleigh and Newfield celebrated before the film with the […]

Annual cleanup illustrates Saco River’s fragile balance

SACO AND BIDDEFORD (June 1, 2009):

Robert Boilard said he feels the river, “which has taken a lot of beatings from the years back,” remains threatened and should be a top priority for state and local leaders. Any attempts by bottled water companies such as Poland Spring to draw more resources from the aquifer should […]

Tapping in: Poland Spring stirs up debate

By Jackie Farwell, Mainebiz , 04/20/09

In 1845, when the Ricker family opened Maine’s renowned Poland Spring resort, the aquifer’s supposed healing properties drew sufferers of assorted maladies to “take the waters.” Hiram Ricker, the original landowner’s son, was convinced the spring water cured his chronic indigestion. Today, more than 160 years later, Poland Spring’s […]

Enough water? Let’s figure it out

Portland Press Herald, Bill Nemitz, April 9, 2009

REBUTTAL #1 by David Gibson follows below REBUTTALS #2 & #3 by Tim Copeland and Steve Carroll were printed by the Portland Press Herald here. REBUTTALS #4 & #5 by Floyd Folsom and Jamilla El-Shafei were later printed by the Portland Press Herald here.

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Earth Jurisprudence: Legal Rights for Gaia

By Susan Meeker-Lowry, Culture Change

Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is. – Tao The King (Tao Te Ching), ch. 25

Have you noticed a shift in the dialog around […]

Poland Spring wins Fryeburg court case

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MaineBiz March 20, 2009

The state’s highest court has ruled in favor of Poland Spring in a case over its efforts to build a water pumping station in Fryeburg.

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Dispute in Fryeburg reaches Maine Supreme Court

By Trevor Maxwell, Portland Press Herald, January 14, 2009

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Four years after Poland Spring applied to build a water pumping station in Fryeburg, Maine’s highest court on Tuesday heard arguments from the water bottling giant and opponents who have prevented the project from moving forward.

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Protest at Portland, ME Law Firm

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On Friday, November 14, 2008, Maine youth teamed with Native Forest Network and Defending Water for Life to protest a Portland law firm for its role in the commodification of Maine’s groundwater.

People from across Maine brought trash bags full of empty plastic water bottles to […]