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End Violence Together event draws crowd in Bangor

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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Become Informed about the Corridor- Op-Ed by Jane Crosen

Become Informed about the Corridor

Although Cianbro Corp.’s proposal to build an East-West Corridor across Maine has gone relatively quiet in the face of public and legislative opposition, it hasn’t gone away. Peter Vigue (Maine magazine, May 2014) remains committed to developing a freight and energy supercorridor to boost Maine’s global trade connectivity, and his son Andi, Cianbro’s president, recently stated (WABI TV, June 16) they are at the preliminary stage of final development for the project.

Meanwhile, with Canada […]

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Lac Megantic 1 Year Anniversary Video ~ Mainers Remember

East/West ME film by Mathias Deming

Mathias Deming is a highschool student who sought to learn more about the East-West Corridor and produce a film about it. Mathias describes the film as, “A short documentary about the proposed east/west corridor in the state of Maine. East/west ME highlights major hopes and concerns that surround this very controversial topic . The film follows me as I learned about the corridor, interviewing various people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas. The hope is that this film will […]

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Advocates for Sustainable Futures Downeast present info about EWC

A group of dedicated Hancock County residents put together a panel presentation to inform residents of Downeast Maine about the East-West Corridor. Here is the video of their presentation, and the question and answer session that was moderated by Chris Buchanan of Defending Water for Life and Stop the East-West Corridor.

NY Legal Approach Bans Fracking in over 180 Towns

Link to Original Article, “The Real Secret to Beating the Koch Brothers.”

The Real Secret to Beating the Koch Brothers

By Lindsay Abrams, Salon | 29 April 14

ou probably haven’t heard of Helen Slottje, or, for that matter, of her husband, David. But in the past few years, the former corporate lawyers have become arguably two of the most powerful opponents of fracking in New York — not to mention the most successful. As the (sort of) […]

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Cambridge voters reject ordinance that would have blocked east-west corridor development

By Grace Lommel, Special to the BDN, Posted March 06, 2014, at 12:32 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — Voters rejected a proposed ordinance prohibiting land acquisition for transportation and distribution corridors within town boundaries by a vote of 63-29 at the annual town meeting on March 1. The ordinance would have blocked development of a proposed statewide east-west corridor through the Somerset County town. Read more:

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/03/06/news/piscataquis/cambridge-voters-reject-ordinance-that-would-have-blocked-east-west-corridor-development/?ref=regionpiscataquis

East West Highway opponents travel state showing documentary

WCSH6 News, WlBZ2 News

 

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A group opposed to an East-West Highway through Maine has produced a documentary video and is traveling the state and hosting showings in several communities. An East West Highway is something that Cianbro Corporation has put its support behind. It would be a privately built, owned, and operated route stretching from Calais in the East to Coburn Gore in the West. Chris Buchanan, the statewide coordinator […]

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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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Toxic Algal Blooms And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection

September 30, 2013

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — A photograph displayed in Jacki and John Williford’s home commemorates a camping trip that would go down in family history.

 

The most memorable event from that outing in 2011 involved the mussels John and his two children collected from a dock near Sequim Bay State Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The family took them back to their campsite and steamed them in white wine with garlic and oregano.

 

“It was really good. […]

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