On May 12 after a nearly 4 year battle, Fryeburg, Maine lost its appeal in the Maine Supreme Court to Nestle Waters North America, confirming the Maine Public Utility Commission’s initial approval of a 45 year contract for the bottled water giant to mine water from the small White Mountain community, despite overwhelming opposition among area residents.
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By JENNIFER MITCHELL | DEC 11, 2014 | Maine Public Broadcasting Network Link to original article and radio broadcast.
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Gene and Mary Margaret Ripley hold bags of carrots produced on their farm […]
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Article by Lew Kingsbury. Click here, see page 29.
One week after hundreds of thousands took part in the People’s Climate Change demonstration in New York City, Mainers came together for a rally and march to connect the dots between climate destruction, poverty and war.
Defending Water for Life in Maine was one of 38 Maine cosponsors for the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine’s “End Violence Together” event that was held on Saturday, September 27 on the Bangor waterfront as part of the national Campaign Nonviolence.
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Link to Original Article / Radio News Maine Public Broadcasting Network | July 22, 2014 By SUSAN SHARON & IRWIN GRATZ
A tanker makes its way recently into the harbor in South Portland. Susan Sharon MPBN
The South Portland City Council has voted to ban the export of Canadian tar-sands crude […]
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Coastal Maine residents are pushing to formally prohibit tar sands from being shipped from their port by Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Standing ovation for the South Portland Draft Ordinance Committee as it unveils plan to block tar sands Wednesday, June 25. (Photo: Environment Maine)
Residents of a small city in coastal Maine are pushing to formally ban Big Oil’s plans to pump tar sands through their community, and […]
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Doyle Rice, USA TODAY 12:06 p.m. EDT May 6, 2014
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Global warming is affecting where and how Americans live and work, and evidence is mounting that burning fossil fuels has made extreme weather such as heat waves and heavy precipitation much more likely in the USA, according to a massive federal report released Tuesday at the White House.
“Climate change is here and now, and not in some distant time or […]
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Tom McKay March 18, 2014 , PolicyMic
Civilization was pretty great while it lasted, wasn’t it? Too bad it’s not going to for much longer. According to a new study sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses.
The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social […]
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