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
The Penobscots are an ancient river-based people. Taking away their waterway is cultural theft.
FRYEBURG — In 2012, then-Attorney General William Schneider, on behalf of the state of Maine, initiated a dubious claim against the Penobscot Nation, challenging their rights to the river water on their reservation. The Penobscot were left no choice but to defend their territory through legal channels.
Schneider’s successor, Janet Mills, is continuing the litigation process with the backing of powerful corporate […]
Continue reading Maine Voices: State should drop lawsuit that would grab river from Penobscot Nation
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By SUSAN SHARON • FEB 5, 2015 | Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Download audio file: 02052015spsmix.mp3
AUGUSTA, Maine – In a decision that is being welcomed as “historic” by Maine Indian tribes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked the state of Maine to revise some water quality standards for tribal waters.
The decision comes during ongoing litigation brought by the state against the EPA. Maine’s […]
Continue reading EPA Decision: Maine Water Quality Standards Inadequate for Tribal Waters