— June 15, 2015
California isn’t alone in suffering from drought conditions. Many areas of the west are suffering from drought or drought-like conditions. One such region is the state of Oregon. In nineteen counties, an emergency state has been declared because of the drought by Governor Kate Brown. Now Nestle is eyeing buying rights to springs in Oregon and wants to build a bottling plant on the side of the Columbia River.
That’s right. Just like the capitalist monster […]
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By Jim Johnson. Crossposted from Monterey County Herald
A citizens group in Monterrey is putting forward a ballot that would require the water district to draw up plans for taking water services back into public hands. Services are controlled currently by private company California American Water. Their exorbitant profits and mismanagement, including a failed desalination project and an expensive dam removal, have led to growing anger against the company and provide an opportunity to put water back under […]
Continue reading Monterey citizens group eyes ballot measure for public buyout of private water company
Video: Clean Water or Clearcuts for Oregon? Amy Kober of American Rivers in Water Currents on August 27, 2013
Big decisions are looming for management of 2.8 million acres of Oregon’s public forestlands – an area covering the size of more than eight Crater Lake National Parks. Because legislation concerning management of the so-called O&C lands could end up undermining some of our nation’s bedrock environmental laws […]
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The public has the right to know what the state and its private roadwork partners are up to.
April 3, 2013 | Portland Press Herald
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Back in 2010, the Legislature created an exemption to the state’s right-to-know law that you could drive a truck through.
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A group responds to Peter Vigue, CEO of Cianbro Corp., while he addresses more than 700 people during a public meeting at Foxcroft Academy in […]
Continue reading Our View: Transparency needed on transportation projects
This democracy school by CELDF was brought to Dover-Foxcroft by members of Stop the East-West Corridor. There will be another school on April 5 and 6th, followed by a rights-based-ordinance workshop on April 7th. Visit our calendar for details.
Citizens and Activists Learn About U.S. Government System
by WABI-TV5 News Desk | March 8th 2013
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Dover-Foxcroft – Concerned citizens and activists had a chance to learn more about the United States government […]
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In this article Senator Doug Thomas claims he was threatened by environmental extremists, and that they put fish in his dooryard. Since then, Thomas’s neighbor came forward to share that a fish truck had spilled fish for about a mile along the whole road, effecting all of them. This appears to be another attempt by Thomas and EWC proponents to minimize and criminalize Corridor opponents, and create fear in the greater public. That neighbor has contacted WGME to clarify the […]
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Op-Ed by Jane Crosen | February 15, 2013
On January 18, in Eastport and Calais, Cianbro’s program manager Darryl Brown presented the company’s current plans for routing an East-West Corridor through eastern Maine. As with previous promotions, this one was long on vague promises about economic development and avoidance of sensitive areas, but short on maps showing the actual route. Brown’s presentation did, however, reveal enough details for people well acquainted with the downeast landscape to make an educated guess […]
Continue reading East-West Corridor: Pig in a Poke
Updated February 10, 2013 February 21 ~ Hancock County Democratic Committee, 7-8pm, Ellsworth City Hall, FMI Contact Kent Price 469-1903 Chris Buchanan, coordinator for Stop the [East-West] Corridor, and State Representative Katherine Cassidy (D-Lubec) at 7 pm on Thursday, February 21, will address the controversial East-West Highway currently planned for the Calais area to Coburn Gore. The presentation will be the feature segment of the Hancock County Democratic Committee’s regular monthly meeting, in Ellsworth City Hall’s third-floor auditorium.
Chris Buchanan, […]
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The Quoddy Tides | January 25, 2013 | Edward French
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Although limited by time constraints in asking questions about the east-west highway project, the nearly 40 people who attended the forum in Eastport pressed the project developer on issues ranging from how the project would benefit Maine, why rail isn’t being considered instead and how much the truck traffic to the Port of Eastport might increase. The informational meetings, held January 18 in Eastport […]
Continue reading Pros and cons of east-west highway debated