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HELP KILL THE EWC! Action needed now on our bill.

Help protect Maine people and the environment from unnecessary new transportation infrastructure

(like the East-West Corridor)

 

Call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to vote, “ought to pass” on LD 1168 today!

 

Click here for a CONTACT LIST for all Senators and Representatives: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WBJaw1Hvmr0n0DSVVS_CBXA1ug1_lLw0-L26MbrPVdE/pubhtml?usp=gmail

 

Please take notice: LD 1168 has changed from a focus on eminent domain to a focus on improving the P3 law. There are several reasons for this. Primarily, we […]

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New bills to preserve State control over transportation development, and eminent domain

Op-Ed by Chris Buchanan | March 25, 2015

The proposed East-West Transportation, Communications, and Utilities Corridor has raised important public policy questions regarding the state’s transportation policy. Two bills have been introduced by our Maine legislators to ensure the proper role for the state in transportation planning, maintenance, and development, without increasing regulations or stymying infrastructure that is desired by local people. The bills would create an equal playing field for all significant transportation proposals that may utilize the Public-Private-Partnership […]

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E/W Alert! Canada to send Tar Sands Oil East, all articles here!

Plus this update: LePage’s private dealings with TarSand companies

Defending Water for Life in Maine and Stop the East-West Corridor members have anticipated exposure of the link between tar-sands oil and the East-West Corridor due to pressure to get the oil from Alberta to east coast ports. Over time their plan has become more clear.

While other environmental groups are focused on opposing the reversal of the Portland-Montreal Enbridge pipeline to transport tar sands from Montreal to Portland, we believe […]

Continue reading E/W Alert! Canada to send Tar Sands Oil East, all articles here!

E/W Alert! Canada to send Tar Sands Oil East, all articles here!

Plus this update: LePage’s private dealings with TarSand companies

Defending Water for Life in Maine and Stop the East-West Corridor members have anticipated exposure of the link between tar-sands oil and the East-West Corridor due to pressure to get the oil from Alberta to east coast ports.

While other environmental groups are focused on opposing the reversal of the Portland-Montreal Enbridge pipeline to transport tar sands from Montreal to Portland, we believe the East-West Corridor is a very viable option […]

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Eastern Region Informational Meeting this Sunday!

This Sunday!

August 12th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Stop The East-West Corridor Coalition

Will hold an Eastern Region Informational Meeting

at the Penobscot Nation Community Building Gymnasium

12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island

 

The public is invited to attend. Information will be provided about the proposed East-West Highway (a 220-mile privately owned, toll highway from Calais to Coburn Gore). Coalition members will share information, concerns, and suggestions for getting involved […]

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Stop the East-West Corridor Coalition members in the New York Times!

New York Times, August 4, 2012 | By

Link to article

Plan to Speed Travel With Toll Road in Maine Hits a Nerve

Chris Becker for The New York Times

Ross Ludders of Charleston, Me., rotating dairy cows into a new grazing area at Clovercrest farm.

CHARLESTON, Me. — Central Maine is so vast and so empty, with so few roads, that it has given rise […]

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E/W Corridor Part 3: Chris Buchanan interview with Regis Tremblay about the East-West Corridor

http://youtu.be/u1uQ7CQcYiQ

Regis Tremblay writes:

Part 3 in my series about the proposed East-West Highway is an extensive interview I conducted with Chris Buchanan. Chris is the organizer of a coalition to oppose the East-West Highway, more aptly called a “corridor,” as you will discover in this interview.

Chris explains the real motives and corporate incentives behind the hidden agenda of this corporate assault on the State of Maine, and explains the devastating consequences to the environment, wildlife, local […]

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Audio Coverage of July 14th Public Forum, Dexter

Here is the recording of the public forum where the public made comments and asked panelists questions about the East-West Corridor project.

Panel members included: Dave Pearson, District 24 House Candidate; Dusty Dowse, District 27 House Candidate; Sherman Leighton, Senator, District 33; Frederick Dawson, District 25 House Candidate; Ken Fredette, House Representative from District 25; Sue Mackey Andrews, candidate for Piscataquis County Commissioners; Jim Aniss, selectman from Dover Foxcroft, candidate for Piscataquis County Commissioners; Herbie Clark, District 10 […]

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Press Release: July 14 Celebration of Local Economy and Public Forum, Dexter

Ridge View Community School, Dexter, ME: On Saturday July 14, nearly 175 area residents and local and state officials met at a public forum hosted by Dexter and Dover Area Towns in Transition {DDATT} for an open discussion of the proposed East-West Corridor.

 

Residents spoke with a panel of local government officials of both parties, candidates for this fall’s state elections, and members of concerned citizens groups including Stop the East-West Corridor, and Defending Water for Life in Maine.

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Stop the East-West Corridor Coalition Handouts

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BrochureEW

(you will need to click these links again in the next window for them to open)

If you have trouble printing more of these, contact Chris with your email address: chris(at)defendingwater(dot)net