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E/W Alert! Drug Forfeiture May Lead to Seizure of Township 37

In 2009, there was a huge pot bust in Washington County. Then just last week, federal prosecutors in Maine said that they may seize most of Township 37. There is additional land in surrounding townships that may also be seized, pending the outcome of this case.

About 5 miles of this land goes along the Stud Mill Road, and lies dead on the proposed East-West Corridor route.

Here are links to several news stories:

Drug Forfeiture May Lead […]

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Peter Vigue takes east-west highway gospel to forest resources group

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff | Sept. 13, 2012, at 11:44 p.m

Link to Original Article & Video

BANGOR, Maine — Given its location, if Maine is to prosper in the evolving global economy, it must take advantage of every potential opportunity that it can.

And when it comes to competing, the state needs to address some major shortcomings in terms of getting goods and products to major markets in the Midwest and such major Canadian cities […]

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Monson residents unanimously pass moratorium to protect against East-West Corridor threat

A great success in Monson towards sending a message about how Mainer’s in the “hollow middle” (Vigue’s term) feel about the proposed East-West Corridor:

Monson residents unanimously endorse east-west highway moratorium, Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Monson highway meeting, WVII Fox, Bangor

 

The Issue: TV show with Host Bruce Gagnon

Stop the East-West Corridor members were hosted on “The Issue.” Link to the show.

“Bottled Life”, A New Documentary Film

DW4L has not yet had the chance to view this film, but it is a documentary about Nestle’s business of bottling water.

Here is a link to information about the film: http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/nestle-and-water.html

If you watch it, please write a review by selecting “comment” below this post. Thanks!

Defending Water for Life in Maine at the Common Ground Country Fair

Making Quilt Squares at the Common Ground Fair

Defending Water for Life in Maine tabled for three days at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME. Organizers Denise and Chris spoke with hundreds of people about protecting water in Maine. We provided a couple interactive activities for fairgoers, including a poster sized “Anti-Bottled Water” pledge for folks to sign, as well as this art project to create quilt squares for our water quilt (pictured). Squares […]

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Bottled Water Mob Action

Check out this great video that uses Mob Action to bring awareness to the impact of bottled water:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYnd5JRu86E

KSVR/Skagit Valley College Radio Interview of Defending Water in Washington

Speak Up, Speak Out radio host Jodie Buller talks with Sandra Spargo, of the citizen’s group Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin.

      1. Interview with Sanda Spargo (click Play icon to listen)
The subject is the contract that the City of Anacortes signed with Tethys Enterprises to build what could become the largest bottled beverage plant in the U.S. The Tethys contract is for five million gallons of municipal Skagit River water per day and would involve 800 rail cars each day to transport materials and product. Sandra explains some of the context of the contract and citizen response and suggests an upcoming water summit to bring Skagit communities together to collectively decide what happens with the future of our water resources. […]

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No to Nestle! Terri Swier representing Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation

In this video, Terri Swier describes the battle between Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation and the local community, and Nestle Waters North America.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB0e3_DABgk

Rights of Mother Earth: Amy Goodman interviews Vandana Shive

Watch the video of Amy Goodman interviwing Vandana Shive about the Rights of Mother Earth, and other related topics. This is a broadcast from Democracy Now!:

http://www.democracynow.org/2011/4/22/earth_day_special_vandana_shiva_and