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Attention all committed to the future of Maine: Kickoff Campaign to Oppose the East-West Highway!

We are expressing opposition to the East-West Highway because:

1) It is dishonest to use taxpayer money to fund a private project. The east-west highway would be a private toll road.

2) The project does not bring any benefit to Maine. Its primary use will be as a highly expensive toll road for Canadian transport […]

Attention all committed to the future of Maine: Kickoff Campaign to Oppose the East-West Highway!

RALLY! Noon, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Outside the State House.

At 1pm, LD 1671, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway, is scheduled for a public hearing and we want to be there!

We want to attract media coverage, and get our talking points […]

Attention all committed to the future of Maine: Kickoff Campaign to Oppose the East-West Highway!

RALLY! Noon, Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Outside the State House.

At 1pm, LD 1671, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study of an East-west Highway, is scheduled for a public hearing and we want to be there!

We want to attract media coverage, and get our talking points […]

East-West Highway Update 1-11-2012

Update 1-11-12: Yesterday, LD 1671, the bill to fund the study was supposed to go into work session with the Finance and Appropriations Committee. However, it was moved to the Transportation Committee and we are now watching to see when the work session will be scheduled. Representative James S. Gillray (R-Searsport) is on the Transportation […]

Stop the East-West Corridor Upcoming Events & Trainings

updated January 11, 2013

January 18 ~ Cianbro information meetings in Eastport at 2:45 and Calais at 5:30. FMI. Registration is required. We do not believe a representative from Cianbro will actually be available to answer questions.

January 23rd or 24th ~ 5:30pm, STEWC Coalition Meeting. Final date and location TBA soon!

East-West Highway Update 1-7-12

1) In a letter to Susan Collins, thanking her for passing a bill that increases the truck weight limits on the interstate, Searsport selectmen also asked her to consider supporting an East-West Highway through Maine.

If you live in Searsport, or know people who do, please talk to the selectmen about this decision.

Here is […]

East-West Highway Update 12-16-11

Update 12-16-11: A nonprofit transportation research group out of Washington D.C., TRIP, released a statement identifying “Maine’s 50 most needed transportation projects for economic growth.” #3 was the construction of a new east-west highway. TRIP is sponsored by “construction businesses, insurance companies, equipment makers, labor unions and other transportation-related organizations.” We believe TRIP’s role is […]

East-West Highway Update 12-12-11

Update 12-12-11: This letter is the link between Vigue / Cianbro, Mobilize Eastern Maine / Eastern Maine Development Corporation / the Action Committee of 50, and LR2358…!

Brief summary: Cianbro doesn’t have the money for the feasibility study, and as part of this business group, wrote a letter to Legislators asking for an emergency […]

Action Alert: East-West Highway Feasibility Study Moving Forward!

LR 2358, An Act To Provide Funding to the Department of Transportation for a Feasibility Study for an East-West Highway, has been given the green light for consideration this session.

Background

The idea of a Maine East-West highway has been kicked around the Maine Legislature since 1981. However, public and/or private funding has never been […]

DW Newsletter #2, December 2011

Defending Water for Life in Maine

Water for Life, Not for Profit!

December 2011 Issue #2

Greetings Water Allies. We have spent the last few months traveling around Maine talking about the problems with corporations taking control of our water and encouraging everyone to take a stand and demand […]