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The Maine Woods – Spring 2015

Rail / Water ties with Nestle: update from Western ME

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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Community Activists Protest Tar Sands Pipeline Reversal

The Protesters chanted “No Tar Sands Oil. Protect Vermont’s soil”

Posted on May 8, 2012

http://vtdigger.org/2012/05/08/community-activists-protest-tar-sands-pipeline-reversal/

May 5, 2012

Burlington, VT- Saturday local students and community members carried a 30 foot long pipeline prop with the message “No Tar Sands In VT!” written down the side through downtown Burlington to protest the proposed reversal of the Portland-Montreal Pipe Line (PMPL). The reversal would result in heavy tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada being pumped through the sixty year old […]

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Bottled Water Banished at University of Vermont

Vending machines to feature ‘healthy choices’

By Lauren Drasler, Assistant New Editor | The Vermont Cynic | Thursday, February 2, 2012

The sale of bottled water on campus will end Jan. 1, 2013, makingUVM one of the first institutions nationwide to pass this type of sustainable beverage policy, according to University Communications.

UVM will remove bottled water from its 57 vending machines and in retail outlets as well asmandate that one-third of the drinks in vending machines be healthy choices,University […]

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