Defending Water for Life in Maine and Stop the East-West Corridor are fully committed to supporting the Penobscot Nation in their fight to maintain their River. Below is an urgent update and call to action from Penobscot historian, activist, and founder of Dawnland Environment Defense, Maria Girouard:
From: Maria Girouard <sacredhomelands(at)gmail(dot)com>
Date: Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 8:15 AM
Dear Friends and Allies of the Penobscot River, Last week, Maine Governor Lepage escalated the river dispute between […]
Continue reading Escalation in Penbscot River Battle: ACT NOW
By Maria Girouard – Penobscot historian.
Panawapskewi (“Penobscot people”) are the indigenous people of this territory, and have nurtured a relationship with and maintained a presence on the Penobscot River for thousands of years. We are an ancient riverine people who have survived enormous losses as a result of colonization – displacement of our ancestors, destruction of our fisheries, degradation of the Water, deforestation of traditional hunting grounds, and disruption in our traditional form of governance.
A Colonial […]
Continue reading The Historical Continuum: WE ARE ALL PARTICIPANTS IN AN AGE-OLD CLASH OF CULTURES
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Payday at the mill How sophisticated financiers used a Maine investment program they devised to wring millions of dollars in risk-free returns at taxpayer expense. BY WHIT RICHARDSON STAFF WRITER email@example.com | @whit_richardson | 207-791-6463 | April 19, 2015 First of two parts: read part two here.
Sometime this year, the state of Maine will cut two checks worth a total of $2.8 million and mail them to out-of-state investors. […]
Continue reading More corruption in economic development planning & spending
In its plan prepared by Eaton-Peabody consulting group, the Somerset Economic Development Council lists, “pursue East-West Highway” as one of its 14 regional priorities.
Stop the East-West Corridor and Defending Water for Life are calling on Somerset County residents to write letters in local papers, as well as step forward to inform the SEDC about the facts available about the Corridor, and share their opinions.
SEDC, along with all of the federally designated economic development zones in […]
Continue reading Somerset Economic Development Council prioritizes East-West Highway in plan
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | by Angie Schmitt and Payton Chung | Streetsblog USA
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This is the first post in a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and the use of private finance to build and maintain highways. Part two takes a closer look at how Australian firm Macquarie manages its infrastructure assets. Continue reading The Indiana Toll Road and the Dark Side of Privately Financed Highways