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The East-West Corridor, Why Not?

A video by Defending Water for Life in Maine on the proposed East West Corridor.

Click here to view on YouTube.

Why surging water consumption could end the shale gale

BY ALEXIA LANE , March 11, 2014

In an arid southern and central Texas, where once-fertile farmland used to dominate the landscape, a different kind of development has taken hold. Today one sees well pad after well pad after well pad, interspersed with the odd ranch. Following three consecutive years of drought, some agricultural operations have closed due to the lack of available freshwater. Despite this there has been a surge of unconventional natural gas drilling, with each well consuming [...]

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Maine’s Bottled Water Industry Taps into $11.8 Billion Dollar Trend.

Mainebiz – Monday, January 27, 2014

Sales of bottled water are on track to top those of carbonated soft drinks by 2020, driven by health-conscious, on-the-go consumers. That thirst for water has cascaded throughout the country over the past two decades. Maine alone has 18 bottled water plants. Perrier bought Poland Spring in 1980 when the Maine-based operation was almost bankrupt, and then Nestlé purchased Perrier in 1992. Nestlé sells Poland Spring, Perrier, S. Pellegrino, Pure Life and Arrowhead among [...]

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North Anson’s Carrabec students pledge to reduce waste from plastic bottles, help environment

Morning Sentinel, January 23, 2014 NORTH ANSON — High school freshman Emily Poulin is used to drinking bottled water at home, even though she says it isn’t the best option for the environment. At school, though, Poulin has started to carry a reusable stainless steel water bottle between classes.

“I feel like it’s important to save the Earth. Not a lot of people do it, and some people think it’s not really worth doing or don’t want to try at [...]

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The Future Progressive – Thoughts from the Activist Frontline

The Portland Phoenix , by Lance Tapley January 16, 2014

In my decades as a journalist, I’ve heard Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” countless times at activist gatherings. In the 50-plus years since the song was released, it’s become an anthem for people working for social change.

But when I heard it at the January 9 progressives’ rally at the State House, sung by a young woman to launch the event, I wondered what even a partial answer might [...]

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Cianbro remains committed to east-west highway project despite opposition, company official says

Bangor Daily News, Dec. 13, 2013

Plans for a proposed east-west highway continue to move forward despite a flurry of towns adopting measures to keep it away from their land, according to a leading proponent of the project.

Darryl Brown, the Cianbro Corp. project manager for the east-west highway, said there is still no mapped route to divulge, as he is still working with landowners and dealing with environmental issues.

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Maine Passamaquoddy Tribe Hopes to Build Bottled Water Plant

Star Telegram

INDIAN TOWNSHIP, Maine — Tucked in the nation’s northeastern corner, the Passamaquoddy tribe’s ancestral land remains as it was centuries ago: Rugged and teeming with natural beauty and wildlife. Snow-covered in winter, springtime warmth reveals a rolling landscape, lakes and ponds — and dozens of bubbling springs.

But there is an ugly reality inside this idyllic community: Joblessness is rampant, making it hard for residents to feed their families. The tribe also needs more money to bolster public [...]

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Charleston to Weigh Ordinance Blocking East West Corridor

Bangor Daily News, Nov. 12, 2013

Charleston residents overwhelmingly voted to renew a moratorium on development of a corridor for a proposed east-west highway last week, and soon the town will have the opportunity to vote on an ordinance to prohibit the corridor.

 

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A Struggle to Share the Truth about Rights Based Ordinances

Last week on November 2, Doug Thomas, the Republican Senator from Ripley, Maine, published a misleading and false Letter to the Editor in the Bangor Daily News that was warning local people from voting for these ordinances for reasons that are simply untrue. In response, many people who are very familiar with the Rights Based Ordinance and are trying to use them to elevate their rights above those of corporations and government to protect themselves from the East [...]

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Event November 14th: History and Current Status of the Land Claims Settlement of 1980

and how it relates to the East-West Corridor a presentation by Penobscot historian, Maria Girouard

 

Penobscot River near Costigan, where EWC may cross ~ photo by Paul Schroeder

6pm – 8pm, Thursday, November 14th bring yourself, attentive young people, and potluck dish to Happy Acres Hall in Alton!

 

3704 Bennoch Road (Rt. 16), 12 miles north of downtown Orono via Bennoch Rd., or 4 miles from Exit 199 (Alton, Lagrange, Milo exit), or from [...]

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