from Nickie Seckera of Community Water Justice
August 31, 2014
Hello everyone, Update from Western Maine –
It pleases me to hear that gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud has vocalized a lack of support for an East-West Corridor. YES. Michaud has however expressed interest in exploring / supporting rail options for the transport of natural resources. Here is Western Maine, things are becoming more serious now in discussions of resurrecting the Mountain Division rail line from Montreal to Portland through […]
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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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By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff Posted Jan. 18, 2012
PORTLAND, Maine — By a 6-2 vote Wednesday night, the Portland City Council joined Los Angeles and New York City councils in a thus far symbolic effort to strip corporations of First Amendment free speech rights controversially cemented by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A local resolution supporting a constitutional amendment abolishing “corporate personhood” initially was proposed by Councilor David Marshall and co-sponsored by John Anton, Kevin […]
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As Michelle Obama’s entourage of SUV’s rolled into Portland for Obama’s re-election fundraiser, Defending Water for Life and an estimated 40 others protested the proposed XL Pipeline that is sitting on the President’s desk right now.
If constructed, the pipeline would support the mining and transport of the dirtiest oil from the Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada to oil refineries in Texas. Experts who are not being silenced by industry or political influence state that if this project proceeds, […]
Continue reading Defending Water in Maine Stands in Solidarity for Protecting the Ogallala Aquifer and the Waters of the Alberta Boreal Forest
Portland Press Herald, Bill Nemitz, April 9, 2009
REBUTTAL #1 by David Gibson follows below REBUTTALS #2 & #3 by Tim Copeland and Steve Carroll were printed by the Portland Press Herald here. REBUTTALS #4 & #5 by Floyd Folsom and Jamilla El-Shafei were later printed by the Portland Press Herald here.
Listening to my basement sump pump hard at work the other day, I got to thinking. How many gallons a day, I […]
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Maine has role in World Water Day Sunday’s commemoration and activities offer a role for citizens to be involved in a worldwide effort. By AMY DOWLEY, JAMILLA EL-SHAFEI and EMILY POSNER Portland Press Herald, March 21, 2009 FULL STORY
March 22, 2009, Independent Video recording:
WCSH-TV 6 NEWS Portland, ME
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On Friday, November 14, 2008, Maine youth teamed with Native Forest Network and Defending Water for Life to protest a Portland law firm for its role in the commodification of Maine’s groundwater.
People from across Maine brought trash bags full of empty plastic water bottles to Pierce Atwood to demonstrate the physical ramifications of the corporate bottling industry for Maine’s landfills.
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